Sleep in the domestic hen (Gallus domesticus).

  title={Sleep in the domestic hen (Gallus domesticus).},
  author={Egidius L J M van Luijtelaar and Chris P M van der Grinten and Harry Blokhuis and Anton M. L. Coenen},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  volume={41 5},
Electrophysiological recordings were made of five closely observed hens, all permanently implanted with both EEG and EMG electrodes. Five behavioural postures were distinguished and percentages of wakefulness, sleep and presumably paradoxical sleep (PS) were determined during the third and sixth hour of the dark period. Substantial agreement was generally found between behaviour and sleep with the exception of sitting or standing motionless with at least one eye open. During two thirds of this… CONTINUE READING

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