Feather pecking and feather loss

T.B. Rodenburg, P. Koene

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Characterizing feather peckers seems a viable approach towards a better understanding of the problem of feather pecking. With our current state of knowledge on the causation of feather peckinq, the environmental factors that influence the development of feather pecking and the characteristics of feather peckers and non-feather peckers, it should be possible to achieve more control over the problem of feather pecking in European flocks
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWelfare of the laying hen
Place of PublicationWallingford, Oxfordshire, England
Number of pages448
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NamePoultry science symposium series
PublisherCABI International


  • hens
  • animal welfare
  • animal behaviour
  • feather pecking
  • feathers
  • plumage

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    Rodenburg, T. B., & Koene, P. (2004). Feather pecking and feather loss. In Welfare of the laying hen (pp. 227-228). (Poultry science symposium series; No. 27). Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England.