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Record number 337231
Title Feather pecking and feather loss
Author(s) Rodenburg, T.B.; Koene, P.
Source In: Welfare of the laying hen / Perry, G.C., Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England : CABI (Poultry science symposium series 27) - ISBN 9780851998138 - p. 227 - 238.
Department(s) Chair Ethology
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2004
Keyword(s) hennen - dierenwelzijn - diergedrag - verenpikken - veren (vogel) - verenkleed - hens - animal welfare - animal behaviour - feather pecking - feathers - plumage
Categories Animal Behaviour and Ethology / Poultry
Abstract Characterizing feather peckers seems a viable approach towards a better understanding of the problem of feather pecking. With our current state of knowledge on the causation of feather peckinq, the environmental factors that influence the development of feather pecking and the characteristics of feather peckers and non-feather peckers, it should be possible to achieve more control over the problem of feather pecking in European flocks
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