Author: Niall, Richard Published: 2012 Description: Discusses the skeletal health of layer hens, using keel bone fractures as an indicator.
Author: Wheeldon, Sarah Published: 2012 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.
Discusses newly developed, non-surgical methods as alternatives to beak trimming to prevent injurious feather pecking
Author: Kennedy, Lisa Published: 2012 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
An exploration of Animal Welfare Improvements that may be gained for Farmed Chickens by Adopting Alternative Slaughter Technologies
Author: Drew, Kate Published: 2011 Description: Looks at technologies to improving slaughter conditions for chickens. RSPCA Australia Poultry Welfare Science Prize 2011
Author: Bahal, Pooja Published: 2011 Description: Demonstrates that reducing stocking density on broiler farms will significantly improve broiler welfare.
Author: O’Reilly, Rachel Published: 2011 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.
Author: Keyes, Smantha Published: 2011 Description: Suggests ways to reduce the significant welfare problem of feather pecking in layer hens.
Author: Ewen, Eloise Published: 2011 Description: Explores welfare improvements to the stunning and slaughtering system used in the poultry industry.
New insights into the Impact of different Housing Systems on the Welfare of intensively reared Layer Hens
Author: Cook, Emma Published: 2011 Description: Discusses differences in welfare parameters between alternative housing systems for layer hens.
Author: Jordon, Ann Published: 2011 Description: Explores humane methods for stunning and slaughtering chickens.