1: Genetics and Domestication 2: Sensory Biology 3: Development of the Brain and Behaviour 4: Behavioural Contributions to Welfare Assessment 5: Behavioural Needs, Priorities and Preferences 6: Social Behaviour 7: Learning, Intelligence and Cognition 8: Applied Ethology of Broilers and Broiler Breeders 9: Applied Ethology of Laying Hens -: Conclusions
Suitable for students and researchers of animal behaviour and welfare, poultry welfare, and poultry production, as well as commercial poultry producers, industry personnel and smallholder farmers.
Christine J. Nicol, University of Bristol, UK
Fascinating, thorough and beautifully written.--Georgia Mason
It does not just advertise what the author thinks we know about chicken behavioural biology but actually lays out the evidence....Of tremendous value to all students of poultry science, animal behavior and animal welfare in general....A masterpiece in the communication of general science.--Professor Dr. Hanno Wurbel