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Contrary to a commonly held belief that broiler chickens need more space, there is increasing evidence that these birds are attracted to other birds. Indeed, commercially farmed birds exhibit a range of socially facilitated behaviours, such as increased feeding and preening in response to the presence of other birds. Social facilitation can generate(More)
  • References Acar, P H Patterson, G F Bar, J Arce-Menocal, E Avila-Gonzalez, C Lopez-Coella +40 others
  • 2010
have that luxury in commercial fl ocks, and in extreme situations, this leads to unintentional feed restriction. It is very unusual for young broilers to be intentionally feed restricted, although very short day lengths — a practice that was common 10 years ago to combat ascites — had this intentional effect. Likewise, limiting feed intake of birds as early(More)
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