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This book contains 17 chapters that discuss commercial poultry production systems and their main welfare challenges; the effects of hatchery practices on the welfare of poultry; rearing young birds for adaptability; electrical stunning of poultry; gas and low atmospheric pressure stunning; welfare...

Author(s)
Mench, J. A.
Publisher
Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK
Citation
Advances in poultry welfare, 2018, pp xix + 385 pp.
Abstract

The rearing period is critical for behavioral and physiological development of poultry species. After undergoing various multiple procedures at the hatchery, chicks and poults are transported; placed in a novel environment with same-age conspecifics; and must learn to eat, drink, and develop...

Author(s)
Widowski, T.; Torrey, S.
Publisher
Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK
Citation
Advances in poultry welfare, 2018, pp 49-76
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behaviour of domesticated birds: chickens, turkeys and ducks.

This chapter discusses social behaviour; foraging, feeding and drinking; body maintenance; diurnal rhythm; sexual behaviour; egg-laying, incubation and behaviour at hatching; care of offspring and offspring development of chickens, turkeys and ducks.

Author(s)
Mench, J. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
AbstractFull Text

This study aimed to investigate the effect of raising in free-range and cages on behavioural expression of turkeys. Using a Completely Randomized Design, 60 males, five months-old, Beltsville Small White turkeys were divided into 2 groups. Each group consisted of 5 replicates which had 6 turkeys...

Author(s)
Chinrasri, O.; Chantiratikul, A.; Nontasaeng, P.; Inthasri, S.
Publisher
Office of Agricultural Research and Extension, Maejo Univeristy, Sansai, Thailand
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Research and Extension, 2018, 35, 2 Suppl. 2, pp 864-871
CABI Book Info
Cover for Farm animal behaviour: characteristics for assessment of health and welfare.

The second edition of this book contains 12 chapters that describe the domestication, behaviour, physiology, health, welfare, housing and handling of horses, pigs, rabbits, cattle, sheep, goats, fowls, turkeys, geese, ducks, deer and ratites.

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.; Gunnarsson, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391391)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Turkey (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Meleagris gallopavo</i>).

This chapter describes the history of turkey domestication, the physiological aspects of normal and abnormal behaviour and their health and welfare implications.

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.; Gunnarsson, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391391)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Previous research has shown that red light conditions may improve growth and decrease aggressive behaviors in chickens and turkeys; however, more recent studies suggest that blue-green light may improve production of broilers over red light. To date, no research has been conducted to examine...

Author(s)
Campbell, C. L.; Colton, S.; Haas, R.; Rice, M.; Porter, A.; Schenk, A.; Meelker, A.; Fraley, S. M.; Fraley, G. S.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2015, 94, 8, pp 1751-1757
Abstract

In modern rearing systems, turkey producers often face economic losses due to increased aggression, feather pecking, cannibalism, leg disorders, or injuries among birds, which are also significant welfare issues. The main underlying causes appear to relate to rapid growth, flock size, density, poor ...

Author(s)
Marchewka, J.; Watanabe, T. T. N.; Ferrante, V.; Estevez, I.
Publisher
Poultry Science Association, Savoy, USA
Citation
Poultry Science, 2013, 92, 6, pp 1467-1473
CABI Book Info
Cover for The ethology of domestic animals: an introductory text.

This third edition book with 19 chapters on domestic animal ethology is divided into two parts: Part A contains the basic elements of animal behaviour (chapter I, the study of animal behaviour and its application; chapter II, behaviour genetics, evolution and domestication; chapter III, behaviour...

Author(s)
Jensen, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Turkeys (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Meleagris gallopavo</i>).

This chapter covers turkey domestication, changes in the animals, their environment and management, behaviour, health and welfare. Focus is given on the innate or learned behaviour, different types of social behaviour, behaviour in case of danger or peril, active and resting behaviour patterns,...

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937706)
Type
Book chapter

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