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It has been shown in numerous experiments that nutrition influences feather pecking and cannibalism in different poultry species. While nutritionists assume that nutritional deficiencies are the main causes of the problem, ethologists consider feather pecking and cannibalism as a result of a...

Author(s)
Kjaer, J. B.; Bessei, W.
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Archiv für Geflügelkunde, 2013, 77, 1, pp 1-9
Abstract

Feather pecking is a serious problem in poultry production. It causes high economical losses and suffering in the affected birds, especially in countries where beak trimming is prohibited. In spite of intensive research, the causes of this damaging behaviour are not fully understood. Most...

Author(s)
Bennewitz, J.; Kjaer, J. B.; Lutz, V.; Grashorn, M.; Bessei, W.
Publisher
Lohmann & Co. AG, Cuxhaven, Germany
Citation
Lohmann Information, 2017, 51, 1, pp unpaginated
Abstract

Feather pecking is a serious problem in poultry production. It causes high economical losses and suffering in the affected birds. In spite of intensive research, the causes of this damaging behaviour are not fully understood. Genetic studies revealed sufficient genetic variation for selection...

Author(s)
Bessei, W.; Kjaer, J. B.; Lutz, V.; Grashorn, M. A.; Bennewitz, J.
Publisher
World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA), Saint-Malo, France
Citation
X European Symposium on Poultry Genetics, Saint-Malo, France, 26-28 June 2017, 2017, pp 1-5
Abstract

Feather pecking is a behaviour by which birds damage or destroy the feathers of themselves (self-pecking) or other birds (allo feather pecking), in some cases even plucking out feathers and eating these. The self-pecking is rarely seen in domestic laying hens but is not uncommon in parrots. Feather ...

Author(s)
Kjaer, J. B.; Würbel, H.; Schrader, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2015, 168, pp 56-60
Abstract

It has been suggested that feather pecking in poultry results when foraging behaviour is redirected to feathers in the absence of adequate foraging incentives and that gentle feather pecking is a precursor of severe feather pecking. Associations have also been proposed between feather pecking and...

Author(s)
Newberry, R. C.; Keeling, L. J.; Estevez, I.; Bilčík, B.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2007, 107, 3/4, pp 262-274
Abstract

Feather pecking is a serious damaging behaviour in the domestic fowl. Despite intensive research, the causes of this behaviour are not fully understood. Foraging and fear are considered as important causal motivations for feather pecking in the Domestic Fowl. There exist however, contrasting...

Author(s)
Bessei, W.; Lutz, V.; Kjaer, J. B.; Grashorn, M.; Bennewitz, J.
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
European Poultry Science, 2018, 82, pp 242
Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present new insights and promising directions for future research on feather pecking in laying hens. Our starting point was a multidisciplinary research program on feather pecking in The Netherlands, in which ethological, physiological, ontogenetic and genetic approaches ...

Author(s)
Rodenburg, T. B.; Hierden, Y. M. van; Buitenhuis, A. J.; Riedstra, B.; Koene, P.; Korte, S. M.; Poel, J. J. van der; Groothuis, T. G. G.; Blokhuis, H. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2004, 86, 3/4, pp 291-298
AbstractFull Text

During the last decades research on the motivation of feather pecking has been focussed on the role of exploratory behaviour. Feather pecking was considered the result of the deprivation of adequate stimuli, and this would lead to a redirection of exploratory pecking towards the feathers of pen...

Author(s)
Bessei, W.
Publisher
Institut Technique de l'Aviculture, Paris, France
Citation
Actes des 9èmes Journées de la Recherche Avicole, Tours, France, 29 et 30 mars 2011, 2011, pp 207-211
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic solutions to reduce injurious pecking in laying hens.

Survival of commercial laying hens is an important trait. Feather pecking has a large effect on the survival of birds. To improve survival it is important to use quantitative genetic methods that take into account both the direct genetic effect (victim effect) and the indirect genetic effect (actor ...

Author(s)
Ellen, E. D.; Bijma, P.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
Abstract

Feather pecking and aggressive pecking of laying hens are generally considered to underlie different motivations. Divergent selection of a White Leghorn line for high (HFP) and low (LFP) feather pecking in a social group has lead to increased aggression in the HFP line. The aggressive behaviour...

Author(s)
Bessei, W.; Bauhaus, H.; Bögelein, S.
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Archiv für Geflügelkunde, 2013, 77, 1, pp 10-14

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