Behavioral and hormonal correlates of social dominance in stable and disrupted groups of male domestic fowl.

@article{Mench1991BehavioralAH,
  title={Behavioral and hormonal correlates of social dominance in stable and disrupted groups of male domestic fowl.},
  author={Joy A. Mench and Mary Ann Ottinger},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={1991},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={112-22}
}
An experiment was conducted to determine the behavioral and hormonal correlates of social dominance in stable and disrupted groups of male domestic fowl (Gallus domesticus). In addition, the relative importance of visual and auditory cues in the maintenance of dominance status in this species was assessed. Alpha roosters were removed from their six-bird home pens for 1 week, and placed in either (1) and adjacent pen in visual contact with penmates, (2) and adjacent pen where visual, but not… CONTINUE READING