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A note on fear reaction of three different genetic strains of laying hens to a simulated hawk attack in the hen run of a free-range system

Zeltner, Esther and Hirt, Helen (2008) A note on fear reaction of three different genetic strains of laying hens to a simulated hawk attack in the hen run of a free-range system. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Issues 1-3 (113), pp. 69-73.

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Summary

Hens well adapted to free-range systems should react quickly to avoid an attack by a predator but should also be able to return to the hen run soon after to ensure good use of the outside area.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Biogeflügelhaltung, Schreckreaktion, Legehennenhaltung: Schreckreaktion von verschiedenen Hybriden, Laying hens, Fear reaction, Free-range, Genetic strains
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Animal husbandry > Breeding and genetics
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org, http://www.fibl.org/forschung/tierzucht/biogefluegelhaltung/schreckreaktion.php, http://www.elsevier.com/locate/applanim, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=PublicationURL&_tockey=%23TOC%234968%232008%23998869998%23694040%23FLA%23&_cdi=4968&_pubType=J&_auth=y&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=8d481716ce37098ab7140ad67938adbc
Deposited By: Zeltner, Esther
ID Code:14778
Deposited On:23 Oct 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:38
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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