Hormones and husbandry: control of nesting behavior in poultry production.

Nesting behavior in laying hens is controlled by an interaction of internal and external factors. Initiation of nesting is under hormonal control, but the exact timing, location, and form of the behavior are all affected by husbandry practices. These have important effects on the economics of poultry production. Nesting behavior is triggered by ovulation… CONTINUE READING