Influence of various nesting materials on nest site selection of the domestic hen.

@article{Huber1985InfluenceOV,
  title={Influence of various nesting materials on nest site selection of the domestic hen.},
  author={Helga Huber and Detlev F{\"o}lsch and U St{\"a}hli},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={1985},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={367-73}
}
Nesting behaviour of LSL hens from a deep litter house and from a battery system was compared. Every hen was tested in one of two trial chambers containing a wire mesh floor and a nest unit with 5 nesting materials: wire mesh, perforated plastic, synthetic grass, wheat straw and oat husk. Wheat straw and oat husk were preferred as nesting materials to perforated plastic, synthetic grass and wire mesh. The results from these trials were confirmed in a deep litter house. After the nesting… CONTINUE READING

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