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- Tactacan, G.B.; Guenter, W.; Lewis, N.J.; Rodriguez-Lecompte, J.C.; House, J.D.
- Poultry science 2009 v.88 no.4 pp. 698-707
- animal well-being, etc ; animal behavior; environmental enrichment; laying hens; physical activity; battery cages; animal health; egg weight; bone density; specific gravity; feed intake; egg production; immune response; feathers; battery husbandry; mortality; Show all 16 Subjects
- ... Concerns regarding the welfare of laying hens raised in battery cages have led to the development of enriched cages that allow hens to perform natural behaviors including nesting, roosting, and scratching. This study was conducted to compare indices of production and welfare in birds housed in 2 different caging systems. Shaver White hens were housed from 21 to 61 wk in either conventional battery ...