Understand the behaviour of chickens
Chickens are by far the world’s most widely farmed animal, kept for both meat and egg production. They are at the centre of many debates regarding housing and production systems, causing significant interest in what lies behind chicken behaviour. This accessible book covers sensory biology, behavioural development, preferences and aversions, social behaviour, learning and cognition, behavioural issues in different systems and solutions for behavioural problems. Authored by an authority on chicken ethology, it brings together the fields of animal behaviour, neuroscience, psychology and epidemiology to provide a comprehensive understanding of chicken behaviour and help improve the lives of farmed chickens around the world.
Suitable for students and researchers of animal behaviour and welfare, poultry welfare, and poultry production, as well as commercial poultry producers, industry personnel and smallholder farmers.
SECTION ONE: Genetics and Domestication
SECTON TWO: Sensory Biology
SECTION THREE: Development of the Brain and Behaviour
SECTION FOUR: Behavioural Contributions to Welfare Assessment
SECTION FIVE: Behavioural Needs, Priorities and Preferences
SECTION SIX: Social Behaviour
SECTION SEVEN: Learning, Intelligence and Cognition
SECTION EIGHT: Applied Ethology of Broilers and Broiler Breeders
9: Applied Ethology of Laying Hens
Publisher: CABI Publishing
This book weighs: 453g
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The Behavioural Biology of Chickens
By C Nicol
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