Factors affecting ranging behaviour in young and adult laying hens.

@article{Gilani2014FactorsAR,
  title={Factors affecting ranging behaviour in young and adult laying hens.},
  author={A-M Gilani and T G Knowles and Christine Janet Nicol},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={2014},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={127-35}
}
1. A study was conducted to investigate the effect of environment on ranging in 33 flocks reared with (16) or without (17) range access. Ranging was observed at 8, 16 and 35 weeks. Information on house layout, weather conditions and range characteristics was used to create models predicting the percentage of the flock out on the range and the percentage of ranging birds observed away from the house. 2. Three flocks had range access at 8 weeks. The percentage of birds ranging averaged 28%, with… CONTINUE READING
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