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About the Course

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. Learning Objectives: at the end of this course, you will be able to - - Describe avian sensory perception and motivation - Explain the main behaviour patterns of poultry - Define welfare and explain the bases of welfare standards - Assess chicken welfare, using behavioural and physiological means - Understand common welfare problems of chickens This course is taught by staff from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), University of Glasgow, and St David's Poultry Team. You can follow us on Twitter! #chickenmooc © University of Edinburgh and Scotland's Rural College 2016 CC BY...

Top reviews

MS

Jul 31, 2019

Great information about chickens' instinctive behaviors and the advantages and disadvantages of various means of caring for them. I learned a lot about the various systems used throughout the world.

CL

Oct 07, 2016

Fantastic course if you're just starting out in the world of chickens. I feel that I gained vital knowledge which has boosted my confidence in my abilities as a back garden hen keeper.

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By Zego

Nov 14, 2017

so great and useful knowledge. this is the second time that i have learnt this course.

By Sourav M S

May 13, 2020

it was a very nice experience for me... i learnt a lot of thing, thank you very much.

By Huzefa A D M F

May 17, 2020

I Really Appreciate Their Beneficial knowledge For Understanding Poultry Behaviour.

By rony p r

Jul 18, 2017

i have learned basics and important details regarding chicken behaviour and welfare

By 1821023

Dec 24, 2019

Very informative and interesting course. I am so glad that I enrolled this course.

By todd s

Jun 08, 2020

Great introduction to welfare issues and standards in current poultry practices.

By Darcey B

Oct 23, 2017

Thank you for this course. Covered important parts of chicken raising and care.

By Saira T

Jul 11, 2018

Excellent course. Course video's and reading information was very interesting.

By Maia R

Jun 18, 2017

Very informative and accessible. This course is a must for all chicken-lovers.

By Ana M C M

May 20, 2020

It's an excellent introduction to those who want to start raising chickens.

By Savannah J

Apr 17, 2020

I thought this course was wonderful! Thank you for having this available.

By Percy J M Q

Jul 02, 2020

Increíble. He aprendido demasiadas consideraciones a tener en el negocio

By crystal m

Apr 10, 2020

Learned a lot about chickens that I never knew. Very interesting course.

By Sarah L

May 11, 2018

Really interesting. I learnt a lot which I can use with my own chickens.

By MIRIAM M M

Apr 10, 2018

Very well explained with comprehensive videos to show how the system is.

By Katharina H

May 07, 2017

Great for everyone who is interested in chickens or has to do with them!

By Kristo R

Jun 26, 2016

Interesting and not too difficult for a complete novice of the topic.

By Agnieszka B

Aug 01, 2017

Thank you for fantastic opportunity to learn about chickens life.

By Natasha H

Nov 25, 2017

working in a poultry meat farm i found this course quite useful

By Paulina A P D

Sep 06, 2017

Necesito el certificado y me gusto mucho el curso muy completo

By dr a y

May 02, 2020

REALLY ITS VERY GOOD AND DEEP IN ITS SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION

By Hossam H A

Jul 02, 2017

Very interesting course, I have learned a lot about poultry

By Abby N

Mar 12, 2020

Good topics. Important knowledge. And wonderful teachers.

By Keri M

May 27, 2020

A brilliant overview of the poultry industry! Thank you!

By Micheal O

Jul 18, 2017

This is one of the best course i have ever taken online.