Effect of partial comb and wattle trim on pullet behavior and thermoregulation,1.

Abstract

The wattles and comb of chickens are important for thermoregulation allowing for heat exchange during high temperatures. These integumentary tissues are sometimes trimmed to prevent tears if caught on cage equipment and to also improve feed efficiency; however, the procedure itself could be painful to chicks. Our objective was to determine the effect of… (More)
DOI: 10.3382/ps/pev066

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