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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.
CABI Book Info
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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 Domestic fowl (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gallus gallus domesticus</i>).

This chapter describes the history of chicken 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

This work presents the results of studies on the effects of genetics on the egg production, survival and social behaviour of hens. It was shown that indirect genetic effects accounted for half of the total genetic variance in purebred hens and the majority of the total genetic variance in crossbred ...

Author(s)
Peeters, K.
Publisher
Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Genetics of social interactions in laying hens: improving survival and productivity, 2015, pp 167 pp.
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Author(s)
Echols, M. S.
Publisher
North American Veterinary Conference, Gainesville, USA
Citation
Small Animal and Exotics Proceedings. North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, 19-23 January 2013., 2013, pp unpaginated
Abstract

The aim of this review is to discuss the effects of selection method and early-life history on the behavioural development of laying hens. Especially in larger groups, laying hens often develop damaging behaviours, such as feather pecking and cannibalism, leading to impaired animal welfare. We...

Author(s)
Rodenburg, T. B.; Komen, H.; Ellen, E. D.; Uitdehaag, K. A.; Arendonk, J. A. M. van
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2008, 110, 3/4, pp 217-228
Abstract

To gain further insight in risk factors related to feather pecking, this thesis investigated the effects of genetic background and social environment on feather pecking and related behavioural characteristics in laying hens. In several experiments, behaviour, performance and physiology of...

Author(s)
Uitdchaag, K.
Publisher
Wageningen Universiteit (Wageningen University), Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Effects of genetic background and social environment on feather pecking and related behavioural characteristics in laying hens, 2008, pp 154 pp.
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Domestic fowl (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gallus gallus domesticus</i>).

This chapter covers chicken 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
Abstract

Feather pecking (FP) resulting in feather loss and cannibalism (C) is an important welfare problem in domestic fowl (Gallus gallus domesticus). Behavioural hypotheses to explain this behaviour have generally been proposed on the basis of within breed experiments or by comparing two lines. We...

Author(s)
Hocking, P. M.; Channing, C. E.; Robertson, G. W.; Edmond, A.; Jones, R. B.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2004, 89, 1/2, pp 85-105
Abstract

Abnormal behaviours, such as feather pecking, can become an even greater problem if they spread through the flock. Domestic hens are a social species and it has been suggested that feather pecking behaviour can be socially transmitted from few feather pecking individuals to many. The purpose of...

Author(s)
McAdie, T. M.; Keeling, L. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2002, 75, 2, pp 147-159

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