Cookies on CAB eBooks

Like most websites we use cookies. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.

 

Continuing to use www.cabi.org  means you agree to our use of cookies. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

CAB eBooks

Ebooks on agriculture and the applied life sciences from CAB International

Results per page:

Search results

CABI Book Info
Cover for The behavioural biology of chickens.

This book covers behavioural studies of broilers and layers. Chapters are included on the following: genetics and domestication; sensory biology; development of the brain and behaviour; behavioural contributions to welfare assessment; behavioural needs, priorities and preferences; social behaviour; ...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetics and domestication.

In the past few centuries, chickens have become a food staple in nearly all countries of the world. Although backyard and fancy breeds of chickens remain around the world, the vast majority of domestic chickens are now bred commercially for the purposes of food production. The selection methods...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sensory biology.

The scientific approach allows us to examine the physiological properties of sense organs and discover which stimuli are registered by animals at a peripheral level. Behavioural tests can also be employed to reveal how these stimuli are detected centrally by the brain, against a background of...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Development of the brain and behaviour.

The basic structure of the bird brain is shared with other vertebrates and is formed from five divisions. The spinal cord ascends to the hindbrain (myelencephalon and metencephalon), the midbrain (mesencephalon) and the forebrain (diencephalon and telencephalon). Every sensory system except for the ...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behavioural contributions to welfare assessment.

This chapter discusses how behavioural studies can be used to elucidate the priorities of chickens, and reviews the use of behaviour as a marker of internal state in chickens. The chapter finishes by showing how these two approaches can be integrated so that valid indicators can be used in the...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behavioural needs, priorities and preferences.

A complete list of the behaviours that chickens exhibit under natural conditions is termed an ethogram. This chapter will not consider the precise structural elements or neurological mechanisms that underpin behaviour, but will focus primarily on the causation and function of broader behavioural...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Social behaviour.

Behaviours that favour group cohesion include courtship and reproductive behaviours, communication about food and threats, recognition and affiliation with familiar individuals, a social dominance structure that minimizes overt aggression and a tendency towards social facilitation that can increase ...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Learning, intelligence and cognition.

This chapter describes the remarkable learning and cognitive abilities of chickens and shows that both unlearned and learned behaviour in chickens can be complex and flexible. This chapter also discusses the flexibility of their behaviour and the ways in which their learning and cognitive abilities ...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Applied ethology of broilers and broiler breeders.

This chapter discusses the space use and stocking density; importance of activity for broiler welfare; environmental enrichment to increase broiler activity; strategies to reduce fearfulness; broilers and range use; and hunger in broiler chickens. Hunger in broiler breeders; aggression and fatigue...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Preference and motivation research.

A major approach in animal welfare science involves research on animals' preferences for options such as ambient temperature, illumination, and types of flooring, and on the strength of animals' motivation to perform certain types of behaviour, obtain certain resources and avoid unpleasant features ...

Author(s)
Fraser, D.; Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter

Refine Results

Sort Order
Author
Item Type
Subject Topics