Poultry

Furnished cages, are they really an improvement to layers' welfare?

Author
Wheeldon, Sarah
Published
2012
vein Essay ID
3294
Essay Description
This essay compares furnished cages with conventional cages and other non-cage options in respect to their welfare benefits for laying hens and investigates how furnished cage can be modified to encourage natural behaviours.
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This essay compares furnished cages with conventional cages and other non-cage options in respect to their welfare benefits for laying hens and investigates how furnished cage can be modified to encourage natural behaviours.

Discusses newly developed, non-surgical methods as alternatives to beak trimming to prevent injurious feather pecking

Author
Kennedy, Lisa
Published
2012
vein Essay ID
3285
Essay Description
Examines alternative non-surgical methods, such as feather spraying and providing opportunities for natural behaviours, to reduce feather pecking and improve layer welfare. RSPCA Australia Poultry Welfare Science Prize 2012
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Examines alternative non-surgical methods, such as feather spraying and providing opportunities for natural behaviours, to reduce feather pecking and improve layer welfare

Welfare of Layer Hens: Recent Developments and Implications for Freerange Production

Author
O'Reilly, Rachel
Published
2011
vein Essay ID
3267
Essay Description
Looks at ways to balance welfare needs with disease prevention in layer hens. Issues such as feather pecking and improving psychological well-being within layer flocks are examined.
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Looks at ways to balance welfare needs with disease prevention in layer hens. Issues such as feather pecking and improving psychological well-being within layer flocks are examined.

An exploration of Animal Welfare Improvements that may be gained for Farmed Chickens by Adopting Alternative Slaughter Technologies

Author
Drew, Kate
Published
2011
vein Essay ID
3260
Essay Description
Looks at technologies to improving slaughter conditions for chickens. RSPCA Australia Poultry Welfare Science Prize 2011
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Looks at technologies to improving slaughter conditions for chickens

New insights into the Impact of different Housing Systems on the Welfare of intensively reared Layer Hens

Author
Cook, Emma
Published
2011
vein Essay ID
3251
Essay Description
Discusses differences in welfare parameters between alternative housing systems for layer hens.
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Discusses differences in welfare parameters between alternative housing systems for layer hens.