The behavior of young layers during the first two weeks in aviary and battery cages.

@article{Tanaka1991TheBO,
  title={The behavior of young layers during the first two weeks in aviary and battery cages.},
  author={Takuji Tanaka and J. F. Hurnik},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1991},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={404-7}
}
Observations were collected from young layers housed in an aviary (437 birds) and in battery cages (8 out of 112 cages per day, 3 birds in each). Direct visual observations using scanning techniques were conducted for the first 2 wk, 2 h/day (1000 to 1200 h or 1300 to 1500 h on alternate days). In the aviary, a significant positive correlation was detected between the number of birds occupying the central part of the pen equipped with feeders and waterers, and number of birds engaged in eating… CONTINUE READING