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Transspecies urban theory: chickens in an African city
Contributor(s):: Alice Hovorka
New cultural animal geography offers conceptual tools for a reinterpretation of urbanization in Africa. This article applies transspecies urban theory to the existing literature on urban livestock in the developing world, as well as a case study of chickens in Botswana to demonstrate how cities...
Ranging Behaviour of Commercial Free-Range Broiler Chickens 2: Individual Variation
Contributor(s):: Peta S Taylor, Paul H Hemsworth, Peter J Groves, Sabine G Gebhardt-Henrich, Jean-Loup Rault
Little is known about broiler chicken ranging behaviour. Previous studies have monitored ranging behaviour at flock level but whether individual ranging behaviour varies within a flock is unknown. Using Radio Frequency Identification technology, we tracked 1200 individual ROSS 308 broiler...
Ranging Behaviour of Commercial Free-Range Broiler Chickens 1: Factors Related to Flock Variability
Little is known about the ranging behaviour of chickens. Understanding ranging behaviour is required to improve management and shed and range design to ensure optimal ranging opportunities. Using Radio Frequency Identification technology, we tracked 300 individual broiler chickens in each of four...
Haku Baldwin Center
Haku Baldwin Center sits on 33.23 acres and our facility includes two full-sized outdoor arenas and one indoor arena. Our schedule is complete with rated horse shows, special events (like our annual Fall Harvest Festival fundraiser) and a range of therapeutic programs. Private...
Heartland Farm Sanctuary
Heartland Farm Sanctuary, which opened in 2010, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless farm animals in Wisconsin, and building connections between animals and vulnerable youth. We created Heartland to provide a safe, peaceful environment where youth and farm animals...
Blockade of histone deacetylation in the brain modulates the expression of transcription factors c-FOS and ZENK and potentiates the formation of long-term memory in neonatal chicks
Contributor(s):: Toporova, K. A., Anokhin, K. V., Tiunova, A. A.
Do artificial nests simulate nest success of greater sage-grouse?
Contributor(s):: Dinkins, Jonathan B., Conover, Michael R., Mabray, Scott T.
Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This is a true story of a boy with Autism and how working with chickens in a therapeutic animal assisted therapy program helped him.
Furry Tales is a project designed to improve the well-being of older people in East London by providing contact with animals and a connection to the local farming community.We are based at Stepney City Farm and work with residential homes, day care centres, befriending services and individuals to...
Behavioural consequences of visual deprivation occurring at hatch or in the early life of chickens
Contributor(s):: Hocking, P. M., Haldane, K. A., Davidson, E. M., Sandoe, P., Kristensen, H. H.
The development of behaviour in a line of chickens that are born sighted ( rdd) but turn blind after hatching was compared with a line that is blind at hatch ( beg) and with sighted White Leghorn controls (WL) to test the hypothesis that birds that become blind later in their life will show...
Effects of maternal vocalisations on the domestic chick stress response
Contributor(s):: Edgar, J., Kelland, I., Held, S., Paul, E., Nicol, C.
Although natural brooding is not commercially feasible, there is great potential to simulate aspects of maternal care to improve the welfare of farmed domestic chicks. Our previous studies showed that the presence of calm broody hens can buffer mild stress responses in chicks, although the...
Four of my dear friends . . . Or are they family?
Contributor(s):: Day, Ellen
Moral "lock-in" in responsible innovation: the ethical and social aspects of killing day-old chicks and its alternatives
Contributor(s):: Bruijnis, M. R. N., Blok, V., Stassen, E. N., Gremmen, H. G. J.
The aim of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework that will help in understanding and evaluating, along social and ethical lines, the issue of killing day-old male chicks and two alternative directions of responsible innovations to solve this issue. The following research questions are...
The Squawk about Hen-Keeping in Elderly Care Facilities: An Interview with Douglas Hunter
14 Dec 2015 |
Posted by Katie Carroll
For many centuries, people living in rural areas and on farms have kept laying hens either as a way to get fresh eggs for their families or as a way to make a profit by selling the eggs. More...
The Chicken Challenge – What Contemporary Studies Of Fowl Mean For Science And Ethics
Contributor(s):: Carolynn L. Smith, Jane Johnson
Studies with captive fowl have revealed that they possess greater cognitive capacities than previously thought. We now know that fowl have sophisticated cognitive and communicative skills, which had hitherto been associated only with certain primates. Several theories have been advanced to...
Behavioral changes and feathering score in heat stressed broiler chickens fed diets containing different levels of propolis
Contributor(s):: Mahmoud, U. T., Abdel-Rahman, M. A. M., Darwish, M. H. A., Applegate, T. J., Cheng, H.
This experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary supplementation of green Brazilian propolis on behavioral patterns and feather condition of heat stressed broiler chickens. Five hundred and four (504) male Ross 708 broiler chicks at 15-day old were randomly allotted to six dietary...
Early evidence for chickens at iron age Kirikongo (c. AD 100-1450), Burkina Faso
Contributor(s):: Dueppen, Stephen A.
Broiler chicken welfare assessment in GLOBALGAP certified and non-certified farms in Brazil
Contributor(s):: Souza, A., Oliveira Sans, E. C. de, Muller, B. R., Molento, C. F. M.
Regarding broilers, Brazil is the third largest producer and the leading chicken meat exporter in the world. Independent certifications are required by some importers in the European Union (EU) to guarantee compliance with minimum welfare requirements. Our objective was to compare broiler chicken...
Development of early foraging behaviour of domestic chicks in varying social contexts
Contributor(s):: Gajdon, G. K., Mundwiler, B., Stauffacher, M.
Two aspects of foraging development might be crucial to learning in precocial chicks: what food particles look like and what food sites look like. Previous research indicates that there are innate dispositions for particle preferences and for preferring the type of food sites experienced between...
The relevance of variations in group size and phenotypic appearance on the behaviour and movement patterns of young domestic fowl
Contributor(s):: Liste, G., Campderrich, I., Beltran Heredia, I. de, Estevez, I.
Variations in the group size of laying hens might increase the risk of undesired behaviours with important consequences for the birds' health and welfare. However, larger groups housed at constant densities also translate into larger enclosures that may increase space efficiency, therefore...