Harmonising Management and Housing with Poultry Behaviour

Published on: 06/20/2018
Author/s : Kate Blaszak, Senior Veterinary and Welfare Adviser, Humane Sustainable Agriculture, World Animal Protection, Asia Pacific

Introduction Despite domestication and intensive genetic selection, commercial poultry retain the need to perform their natural behaviours. Conventional broiler housing often provides little opportunity for a good range of natural behaviours, while conventional layer cages severely restrict normal movement and behaviour. Damaging behaviours have been shown to increase in chickens when they are de...

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