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Author(s): Schwean, Karen
Publication Date: February 7, 2008
Reference: Livestock Welfare
Country: Canada


Poultry production represents a very large and diverse. There are many facets of production, and hence many areas that are potential concern for the welfare of the animals involved. These areas may include, among others, housing of laying hens, beak trimming, toe clipping, spent hen disposal, molting of laying hens, feed restriction, lighting programs, growth rates and resulting effects of chicken and turkey broilers, transportation, pre-slaughter management, slaughter, and handling (Mench and Siegel, 1997).  This article reviews recent literature on the welfare of poultry.

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