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- Keeling, L.J., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- British poultry science 2004 v.45 no.4 pp. 453-462
- laying hens; cannibalism; abnormal behavior; breed differences; hybrids; feed conversion; egg production; feed intake; nutrient deficiencies; hen feeding; oviposition; mortality; longevity; bacterial contamination; bacterial infections; animal injuries; animal welfare; cloaca; poultry diseases
- ... 1. Sixty-three laying hens were collected from 5 commercial farms experiencing outbreaks of cannibalism. It is known that cannibalistic behaviour varies strongly between hybrids and between individuals of the same hybrid. The aim of this study was to test specific hypotheses about the causation of cannibalism by comparing matched individuals varying in their cannibalistic behaviour. 2. To investig ...