Behaviour and feather pecking are priority areas for selection
Providing more space and daylight to layers has a major impact on bird
behaviour. Over the years egg producers have learned to deal with feather
pecking and cannibalism, but changes in breeds and housing conditions have
created the need to pay more attention to these traits.
This article can also be found at World Poultry Volume 20 number 7. To view the article online simply click on the link below.
Keywords: breeding, behaviour, welfare, pecking, selection, genetics, breeds, housing
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