Effect of learning to be submissive on status in the peck order of domestic fowl

  title={Effect of learning to be submissive on status in the peck order of domestic fowl},
  author={S. Ratner},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • S. Ratner
  • Published 1961
  • Psychology
  • Animal Behaviour
Abstract The present study was designed to investigate the effects on rank in the peck order of encounters between experimental birds, which were taken from intact peck orders, and a despotic bird not involved in the peck orders. Four groups with 14 birds in a group were observed to determine the peck orders. A total of eight experimental birds was selected from these groups and each had a number of encounters with a despotic bird which was not a member of any of the groups. The peck orders… Expand
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