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All poultry species live in groups. These groups can change in structure and composition depending on the season, group size, or availability of resources. Living in groups protects animals from predators and facilitates finding new resources, among other benefits. But living in groups also has...

Author(s)
Estevez, I.
Publisher
Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK
Citation
Advances in poultry welfare, 2018, pp 243-262
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
Abstract

Wood-Gush's seminal work on the social behaviour and welfare of fowl populations laid the foundations of a sociobiology approach to understand the evolutionary nature of social interactions and their applied significance for domestic animals. Within this context, maintaining high fertility and...

Author(s)
Pizzari, T.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2016, 181, pp 12-18
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Development of the brain and behaviour.

The basic structure of the bird brain is shared with other vertebrates and is formed from five divisions. The spinal cord ascends to the hindbrain (myelencephalon and metencephalon), the midbrain (mesencephalon) and the forebrain (diencephalon and telencephalon). Every sensory system except for the ...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Owing to selection for increased mating propensity, males often expose females to sexual harassment. Consequently, females may evolve counter strategies to retain control of mating. Females can do this directly by resisting copulations, or indirectly by manipulating other males to intervene and...

Author(s)
Løvlie, H.; Zidar, J.; Berneheim, C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 2014, 92, pp 151-157
Abstract

Male sexual and agonistic behaviors are controlled by the common social behavior network, involving subpallial and hypothalamic brain areas. In order to understand how this common network generates different behavioral outcomes, induction of FOS protein was used to examine the patterns of neuronal...

Author(s)
Xie, J. J.; Kuenzel, W. J.; Anthony, N. B.; Jurkevich, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2010, 101, 3, pp 344-359
Abstract

Fear can be a damaging factor, resulting in poor production and impaired animal welfare. Often fear reactions are elicited in situations that are in some way related to predator defense. As males have a guarding role, mixing the sexes might be a way of reducing fear in flocks of laying hens. Tonic...

Author(s)
Ghareeb, K.
Publisher
ANSInet, Asian Network for Scientific Information, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Citation
International Journal of Poultry Science, 2010, 9, 12, pp 1087-1091
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behaviour of fowl and other domesticated birds.

The origin, history of domestication, breeding, behaviour and welfare of chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry species are described.

Author(s)
Mench, J. A.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935368)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Female doves were held under long (16 h per day) or short (8 h per day) photoperiods and exposed to actively courting males for 4.5 h/day for 15 days. The occurrence of egg laying and nest building was recorded daily. Behavioural observations were recorded for 15 min on alternate days. Seven out of ...

Author(s)
Liley, N. R.
Citation
Canadian Journal of Zoology, 1976, 54, 3, pp 343-354
Abstract

BUDDY, P., and LEHRMAN, D. S. The role of prolactin in maintaining incubation behaviour in the ring dove: 368.
EISENBERG, J. F. The reproductive behaviour of kangaroo rats and pocket mice: 368.
HINDE, R. A., and STEEL, E. A. Brood patch development and the integration of reproductive behaviour in...

Citation
Zeitschrift fur Tierpsychologie, 1963, 20, pp 368-373

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