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The influence of the visibility and proximity of familiar pen mates on the behaviour of laying hens was examined. Tail wagging counts increased when pen mates were visible, whilst counts of body shaking and preening increased when pen mates were in close proximity. Head shaking counts were higher...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1989, 22, 1, pp 75-81