24 January 2013
Former Poultry CRC student reducing fear in hens
It has long been established that poultry are innately fearful of humans, and that farm animals experiencing fear in the presence of stockpeople suffer from reduced welfare and productivity due to repeated exposure to this stressor.
Author/Organization: World Poultry
Topics: animal stress/discomfort/distress, human / animal relationship, laying hens, productivity, welfare on the farm