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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
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| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Toporova, K. A., Anokhin, K. V., Tiunova, A. A.
Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology
Tiunova, A. A.
Do artificial nests simulate nest success of greater sage-grouse?
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dinkins, Jonathan B., Conover, Michael R., Mabray, Scott T.
Jack H. Berryman Institute
| Soft Literature | 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...
Behavioural consequences of visual deprivation occurring at hatch or in the early life of chickens
| Journal Articles | 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...
Effects of maternal vocalisations on the domestic chick stress response
| Journal Articles | 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...
Four of my dear friends . . . Or are they family?
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Day, Ellen
Journal of Business Research
Moral "lock-in" in responsible innovation: the ethical and social aspects of killing day-old chicks and its alternatives
| Journal Articles | 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...
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....
The Chicken Challenge – What Contemporary Studies Of Fowl Mean For Science And Ethics
| Journal Articles | 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...
Behavioral changes and feathering score in heat stressed broiler chickens fed diets containing different levels of propolis
| Journal Articles | 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...
Early evidence for chickens at iron age Kirikongo (c. AD 100-1450), Burkina Faso
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dueppen, Stephen A.
Broiler chicken welfare assessment in GLOBALGAP certified and non-certified farms in Brazil
| Journal Articles | 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...
Development of early foraging behaviour of domestic chicks in varying social contexts
| Journal Articles | 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...
The relevance of variations in group size and phenotypic appearance on the behaviour and movement patterns of young domestic fowl
| Journal Articles | 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...
The ticking clock: addressing farm animal welfare in emerging countries
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von, Hotzel, M. J.
Over the last decade many emerging economies, and in particular Brazil, have established themselves as major players in global food animal production. Within these countries much of the increase...
Stakeholder attitudes toward farm animal welfare
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Heleski, C. R., Mertig, A. G., Zanella, A. J.
We developed a survey to measure attitudes toward farm animal welfare, then targeted two US groups considered highly influential in this area: veterinary college faculty members with large...
Backyard poultry raising in Bangladesh: a valued resource for the villagers and a setting for zoonotic transmission of avian influenza. A qualitative study
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sultana, R., Nahar, N., Rimi, N. A., Azad, S., Islam, M. S., Gurley, E. S., Luby, S. P.
Rural and Remote Health
Poultry as a host for the zoonotic pathogen Campylobacter jejuni
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hermans, David, Pasmans, Frank, Messens, Winy, Martel, An, Van Immerseel, Filip, Rasschaert, Geertrui, Heyndrickx, Marc, Van Deun, Kim, Haesebrouck, Freddy
Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Mary Ann Liebert
Animal welfare issues in the poultry industry: is there a lesson to be learned? (Special issue: food animal husbandry and the new millennium)
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Duncan, I. J. H.
Many of the conditions in which poultry live and the procedures to which they are subjected compromise their welfare. This article describes these welfare problems in the hope that they may serve...