The role of perception in the causation of dustbathing behaviour in domestic fowl

@article{Petherick1995TheRO,
  title={The role of perception in the causation of dustbathing behaviour in domestic fowl},
  author={J. Carol Petherick and Elaine Seawright and Dave Waddington and Ian J. H. Duncan and L B Murphy},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1995},
  volume={49},
  pages={1521-1530}
}
Female domestic fowl, Gallus gallus domesticus, were reared from hatching with (peat-reared) or without (wire-reared) access to dry peat. When 8 weeks old, they were housed individually in cages and at 9 weeks the incidence of dustbathing on the wire cage floor was recorded (baseline). When 12 weeks old, the pullets were given one of three treatments: (I) peat was placed below the cage so that the bird could see it. but not interact with it (Below); (2) peat was placed in front of the cage so… CONTINUE READING