Modification of laying hen cages to improve behavior.

  title={Modification of laying hen cages to improve behavior.},
  author={Michael C. Appleby},
  journal={Poultry science},
  volume={77 12},
Although they have many disadvantages for welfare, including for behavior, laying hen cages also have advantages. For example, aggression and cannibalism (or the need for beak trimming to prevent these) are usually less than in other systems, benefiting both the birds and the producer. There have been three approaches to reducing other behavioral problems. First, the design of conventional cages has been improved, which has had favorable effects on some aspects of behavior, such as feeding… CONTINUE READING