Development of the chicken as a model for prenatal stress.

  title={Development of the chicken as a model for prenatal stress.},
  author={Donald C. Lay and Matthew W. Wilson},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={80 7},
Exposing a pregnant mammal to stressors causes behavioral and physiological alterations in her offspring ("prenatal stress"); however, elucidation of the underlying mechanism is hindered by an inability to control maternal compounds that may affect the fetus. We designed this experiment to determine if the autonomously developing chicken embryo could be… CONTINUE READING