Poultry Behaviour and Welfare

Poultry Behaviour and Welfare PDF

By Michael C. Appleby and Joy A. Mench

Poultry Behaviour and Welfare PDF provides an introduction and guide to poultry behaviour and welfare. It describes the origin and biology of the various species of bird that are of agricultural importance, as well as giving a succinct overview of their key behaviour patterns. There is careful discussion of the many factors that influence their welfare, and detailed consideration of the ways in which legislation and commercial interests interact in an attempt to satisfy the many needs involved. The final chapters discuss possible future developments within the subject. The book is in part an update of a previous work, Poultry Production Systems: Behaviour, Management and Welfare (CABI, 1992), completely rewritten and with much new material added.

Table of Contents

1: PART A: POULTRY

2: Origins

3: Biology

4: PART B: BEHAVIOUR

5: Causes and effects

6: Maintenance

7: Living in groups

8: Reproduction

9: PART C: WELFARE

10: Perceptions of Welfare

11: Sentience

12: Physical aspects

13: Environmental influences

14: PART D: PRACTICE

15: Industry

16: Systems

17: Politics

18: Economics

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