This course explains the general principles of chicken behaviour and welfare, and the behavioural and physiological indicators that can be used to assess welfare in chickens kept in hobby flocks through to commercial farms. The focus is primarily on laying hens and meat chickens (broilers) although many of the principles are relevant to other types of poultry. The course is likely to be of interest to people who own chickens as pets or keep a small hobby flock, commercial egg and chicken meat producers, veterinarians and vet nurses.
Chicken Behaviour and WelfareThe University of Edinburgh
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Introduction to Animal Behaviour: Domestication, Behaviour Development and Learning, the Senses
Behaviour Patterns of Chickens, Part 1
Behaviour Patterns of Chickens, Part 2
What is chicken welfare? Defining "welfare", ethical obligations, and welfare standards
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TOP REVIEWS FROM CHICKEN BEHAVIOUR AND WELFARE
i have some backyard chickens this course helps me a lot towards understanding them and i would like to say they are doing really well in terms of health and i am glad.
Excellent. Very Informative course. from Poultry Welfare point of view. It would have been richer if various processes, equipment were included for demonstration along with the lecture videos.
There is some super helpful information in this course, at times it was difficult to maintain concentration with the background noise of the chickens and a monotone speach delivery.
this course is excellant for who want to know more about chicken behaviour and welfare
i belive that when we know the normal behaviour we can know the disorders
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