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The behavioural biology of chickens

Author: Christine Nicol; C.A.B. International,
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK ; Boston, MA : CABI, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This accessible book covers sensory biology, behavioural development, preferences and aversions, social behaviour, learning and cognition, behavioural issues in different systems and solutions for behavioural problems.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Nicol; C.A.B. International,
ISBN: 9781780642499 1780642490 9781780642505 1780642504
OCLC Number: 900260884
Description: vii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Genetics and domestication --
Sensory biology --
Development of brain and behaviour --
Behavioural contributions to welfare assessment --
Behavioural needs --
Social behaviour --
Learning and cognition --
Applied ethology of broilers and broiler breeders --
Applied ethology of laying hens.
Other Titles: Behavioral biology of chickens
Responsibility: Christine J. Nicol.

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Chickens are the world's most widely farmed animal, at the centre of debates regarding housing and production systems. This accessible book covers sensory biology, behavioural development,  Read more...

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