How to Manage Stress and Behavioural problems in Poultry

Stress has a direct impact on animal biological functions.

 

This includes the following:

– Abnormal behaviour including aggressiveness.
– Weakened immune system.
– Upset of the digestive system including depressed appetite.
– Less energy for production
– Lower reproductive performance

 

With layers in free range or barn settings there is a considerable challenge around behaviour that not only impacts performance but is a significant welfare challenge. Issue such as feather pecking, aggressive behaviour, flightiness all leads to lower feed intake, poor production, and compromised liveability.



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