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In commercial layer breeding, extensive gene pools are tested and selected for market requirements which must be anticipated at least five years ahead. Animal welfare and cage-free housing dominate future needs of the market. Stronger shells for longer production cycles without moulting have to be...

Author(s)
Preisinger, R.
Publisher
Lohmann & Co. AG, Cuxhaven, Germany
Citation
Lohmann Information, 2018, 52, 1, pp unpaginated
Abstract

This 2×2 factorial experiment aimed to investigate the effects of stimulating foraging behavior from wk 6 and imposed stress at wk 16 on the development of severe feather pecking (SFP) in chickens reared for free-range egg production. Non-beak-trimmed ISA Brown chicks were purchased at one day old...

Author(s)
Cronin, G. M.; Hopcroft, R. L.; Groves, P. J.; Hall, E. J. S.; Phalen, D. N.; Hemsworth, P. H.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2018, 97, 5, pp 1484-1502
Abstract

Feather pecking and tissue pecking in laying hens can take different forms. While gentle feather pecking is rarely injurious, other forms of inter-bird pecking such as severe feather pecking, vent pecking, and cannibalistic tissue pecking are injurious, and have highly detrimental effects on bird...

Author(s)
Nicol, C.
Publisher
Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK
Citation
Advances in poultry welfare, 2018, pp 175-197
Abstract

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 Chapter Info
Cover for Animal welfare protection in the face of shrinking public resource.

This chapter considers how animals can (and historically have been) protected with limited or even no public resource, and indeed with limited or no animal protection laws. Given emphasis are cruelty (a positive act to deliberately cause unnecessary suffering of an animal) and negligence (an action ...

Author(s)
Hepple, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Feather pecking (FP) is a major welfare and economic issue in the egg production industry. Behavioural characteristics, such as fearfulness, have been related to FP. However, it is unknown how divergent selection on FP affects fearfulness in comparison to no selection on FP. Therefore, we compared...

Author(s)
Eijk, J. A. J. van der; Lammers, A.; Li PeiYun; Kjaer, J. B.; Rodenburg, T. B.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 205, pp 141-150
Abstract

The aim was to elucidate the impact of Royal Jelly (RJ) on behavioural patterns, feather cover, egg quality and some blood haematological indices in laying hens (58-64 weeks of age). A total of 108 Tetra Brown laying hens were used in the current trial. The birds were divided into three equal...

Author(s)
El-Tarabany, M. S.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 2018, 102, 2, pp e599-e606
Abstract

In July 2015, a German voluntary decree stipulated that the keeping of beak-trimmed laying hens after the 1st of January 2017 will no longer be permitted. Simultaneously, the present project was initiated to validate a newly developed prognostic tool for laying hen farmers to forecast, at the...

Author(s)
Kaesberg, A. K. U.; Louton, H.; Erhard, M.; Schmidt, P.; Zepp, M.; Helmer, F.; Schwarzer, A.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2018, 97, 3, pp 820-833
Abstract

The objective of this study was to explore the effects of free-range (FR), part-time free-range (PTFR), and cage system (CS) on behavioral repertoire in Lakha (LK), Mushki (MS), Peshawari (PW), and Sindhi (SN) varieties of Aseel chicken during the growing phase (9 to 18 wk of age). In total, 144...

Author(s)
Rehman, M. S.; Mahmud, A.; Mehmood, S.; Pasha, T. N.; Khan, M. T.; Hussain, J.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2018, 97, 3, pp 725-732
Abstract

Feather pecking, toe pecking, cannibalism, smothering, social clumping, hens laying eggs outside the nest boxes, and reduced feather quality are examples of problem behaviors and consequences reported by egg producers. The aim of this study was to identify rearing- and production-related risk...

Author(s)
Brantsæter, M.; Nordgreen, J.; Hansen, T. B.; Muri, K.; Nødtvedt, A.; Moe, R. O.; Janczak, A. M.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Poultry Science, 2018, 97, 1, pp 2-16

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