The prevalence of feather pecking and development in commercial flocks of laying hens

@inproceedings{HuberEicher2001ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of feather pecking and development in commercial flocks of laying hens},
  author={Beat Huber-Eicher and F Seb{\"o}},
  year={2001}
}
Abstract Feather pecking and cannibalism remain serious problems when laying hens are intensely farmed, but there is not much data on the true prevalence of feather pecking under commercial conditions. A recent epidemiological survey estimated it to be 37.5%. To verify this value we collected data on the occurrence of feather pecking by means of direct observations. Twenty-five rearing flocks on commercial poultry farms were included in the study. Observations were made in weeks 5, 14, 20, 32… CONTINUE READING

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