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A Review of Laying Hens' Behavior
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Poultry Science
  • Volume 42, Issue 2,  2015, pp.169-180
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Poultry Science
  • DOI : 10.5536/KJPS.2015.42.2.169
 Title & Authors
A Review of Laying Hens' Behavior
Cheon, Si-Nae; Lee, Jun-Yeob; Choi, Hee-Chul; Jeon, Jung-Hwan;
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Domestic fowl still tend to exhibit very similar behavior such as perching, nesting and dust-bathing to their ancestor, Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus gallus), even though they have been domesticated for 8,000 years. If given the opportunity, they choose high place for staying at night, a dark place for laying eggs and do dust bath in litter area. Therefore, these behaviors are considered for very important role in improving the welfare of laying hens. In EU and some countries, farmers must provide perches, nests and litter for the housing of laying hens. An understanding of behavior can lead to enhance physical health, emotional condition and welfare of laying hens. Unfortunately, there is little information on behavior of laying hens in Korea. Therefore, we researched the literature on certain behavior of laying hens.
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