Effect of alternating lights and strain on behavior and leg disorders of roaster chickens.

@article{Newberry1985EffectOA,
  title={Effect of alternating lights and strain on behavior and leg disorders of roaster chickens.},
  author={Ruth C Newberry and Janet R. Hunt and Earl E Gardiner},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1985},
  volume={64 10},
  pages={1863-8}
}
The effects of light treatment and strain on movement, spacial distribution, activity, and incidence of leg disorders of 4 to 10-week-old male chickens were examined in two experiments. In both, an alternating light treatment, in which high-intensity light alternated from one side of the barn to the other against a background of low intensity light, was compared with a control light treatment of continuous low intensity light supplied to both sides of the barn. Two strains were tested in each… CONTINUE READING