Walking behaviour of heavy and light broilers in an operant runway test with varying durations of feed deprivation and feed access

@inproceedings{Bokkers2007WalkingBO,
  title={Walking behaviour of heavy and light broilers in an operant runway test with varying durations of feed deprivation and feed access},
  author={Eddie A.M. Bokkers and P. H. Zimmerman and T Bas Rodenburg and Paul Koene},
  year={2007}
}
Behaviour in general and locomotion in particular are influenced by physical abilities and environmental conditions in broilers. Little is known, however, about the motivation to perform behavioural activities in broilers. The distinction between motivation and ability is relevant as a lack of motivation has consequences for the interpretation of inactivity in broilers in terms of welfare. The aim of this study was to measure effects of varying motivation and physical ability on the distance… CONTINUE READING

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