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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

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

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 housing conditions and environments experienced during the rearing period can influence the development of feather pecking in chickens during this time and in the subsequent laying period. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a reduced stocking density and the provision of...

Author(s)
Zepp, M.; Louton, H.; Erhard, M.; Schmidt, P.; Helmer, F.; Schwarzer, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2018, 24, pp 9-18
Abstract

Feather pecking (FP) in laying hens is an important animal welfare problem in practice, despite extensive research and increasing sources of advice for farmers. We aimed to give an overview over results from experimental and epidemiological studies. We included non-cage systems, covering the...

Author(s)
Jung, L.; Knierim, U.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 200, pp 1-12
Abstract

Author(s)
Birkl, P.; Kjaer, J. B.; Szkotnicki, W.; Forsythe, P.; Harlander-Matauschek, A.
Publisher
World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA), Ploufragan, France
Citation
X European Symposium on Poultry Welfare, Ploufragan, France, 19-22 June 2017, 2017, pp 148
Abstract

Author(s)
Coton, J.; Guinebretière, M.; Guesdon, V.; Chiron, G.; Mindus, C.; Laravoire, A.; Dennery, G.; Descombes, M.; Balaine, L.; Descamps, M.; Bignon, L.; Salaün, A. H.; Michel, V.
Publisher
World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA), Ploufragan, France
Citation
X European Symposium on Poultry Welfare, Ploufragan, France, 19-22 June 2017, 2017, pp 109
Abstract

Author(s)
Haas, E. N. de; Eijk, J. A. J. van der; Rodenburg, T. B.
Publisher
World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA), Ploufragan, France
Citation
X European Symposium on Poultry Welfare, Ploufragan, France, 19-22 June 2017, 2017, pp 101
Abstract

Author(s)
Eijk, J. A. J. van der; Lammers, A.; Rodenburg, T. B.
Publisher
World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA), Ploufragan, France
Citation
X European Symposium on Poultry Welfare, Ploufragan, France, 19-22 June 2017, 2017, pp 60

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