The Behavioural Biology of Chickens

 
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Chickens are by far the world’s most widely farmed animal, kept for both meat and egg production. They are at the center of many debates regarding housing and production systems, causing significant interest in what lies behind chicken behavior. This accessible book covers sensory biology, behavioral development, preferences and aversions, social behavior, learning and cognition, behavioral issues in different systems and solutions for behavioral problems. Authored by an authority on chicken ethology, it brings together the fields of animal behavior, neuroscience, psychology and epidemiology to provide a comprehensive understanding of chicken behavior and help improve the lives of farmed chickens around the world.

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Christina J. Nicol is at the University of Bristol.

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