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This course explains the general principles of chicken behaviour and welfare, and the behavioural and physiological indicators that can be used to assess welfare in chickens kept in hobby flocks through to commercial farms. The focus is primarily on laying hens and meat chickens (broilers) although many of the principles are relevant to other types of poultry. The course is likely to be of interest to people who own chickens as pets or keep a small hobby flock, commercial egg and chicken meat producers, veterinarians and vet nurses. Learning Objectives: at the end of this course, you will be able to - - Describe avian sensory perception and motivation - Explain the main behaviour patterns of poultry - Define welfare and explain the bases of welfare standards - Assess chicken welfare, using behavioural and physiological means - Understand common welfare problems of chickens This course is taught by staff from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), University of Glasgow, and St David's Poultry Team. You can follow us on Twitter! #chickenmooc © University of Edinburgh and Scotland's Rural College 2016 CC BY...
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1
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完成时间为 18 分钟

Getting Started

This brief module will tell you all the things you need to know to begin, including the syllabus of the course, who we are, how to engage with one another....
Reading
2 个视频(共 8 分钟), 1 个阅读材料
Video2 个视频
Rules of engagement (from Animal Behaviour & Welfare course)6分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Finding more information10分钟
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完成时间为 2 小时

Introduction to Animal Behaviour: Domestication, Behaviour Development and Learning, the Senses

Welcome to the first week of the Chicken Behaviour and Welfare Course. If you haven't seen it - watch the video which introduces you to the course: you can find it under "Getting Started; Welcome!" During this lesson, we will consider what makes a domestic animal, how behaviour develops in the chicken from before hatching and beyond, different types of learning and the senses - vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch. ...
Reading
13 个视频(共 28 分钟), 5 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video13 个视频
What is a chicken?1分钟
Domestication1分钟
Prehatch and hatching1分钟
Imprinting2分钟
Other types of learning3分钟
Hormones and Behaviour分钟
Motivation4分钟
Vision2分钟
Hearing1分钟
Taste1分钟
Smell and Touch2分钟
Interview with Sarah Brocklehurst3分钟
Reading5 个阅读材料
What is a chicken? Some images10分钟
Smithsonian's How the chicken conquered the world.10分钟
Learning who is your mother10分钟
Exercise: how operant conditioning works10分钟
Article on vision10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Domestication, Development and Learning, the Senses30分钟
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2
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完成时间为 2 小时

Behaviour Patterns of Chickens, Part 1

During this week, we will consider some of the major behaviour patterns of chickens, such as maintenance behaviours of chickens, and social behaviours. Maintenance behaviours means feeding, drinking, and comfort activities. Comfort activities include preening, dustbathing, and perching (among others). Social behaviours include communication, dominance, aggression, and spacing. This week will be a combination of video lectures, in-video quizzes and an interview with a backyard producer. ...
Reading
12 个视频(共 32 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video12 个视频
Feeding Behaviour1分钟
History Of Feeding, Contrafreeloading3分钟
Motivation To Show Feeding Phases1分钟
Broiler Feeding Behaviour1分钟
Drinking Behaviour3分钟
Preening And Dustbathing4分钟
Perching1分钟
Stretching, Wing Flapping, Thermoregulation, Sleeping3分钟
Communication3分钟
Dominance Behaviour, Aggression, Bird-to-bird Pecking5分钟
Social Spacing1分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
Article on feed choice in chickens10分钟
Drinking from a nipple drinker or dish10分钟
Distinction between preening, and oiling + preening10分钟
Aggression between males10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Behaviour part 130分钟
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完成时间为 2 小时

Behaviour Patterns of Chickens, Part 2

Welcome back everyone! During this week, we will consider the reproduction process in chickens, from courtship to brooding and hatching of eggs. We will then look at some abnormal behaviours that you might see in chickens. This week will be a combination of video lectures, in-video quizzes, video clips from outside sources, and a downloadable poster on eggshell abnormality....
Reading
12 个视频(共 40 分钟), 6 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video12 个视频
Courtship分钟
Mating Behaviour2分钟
Nesting and Laying Behaviour2分钟
Brooding Behaviour2分钟
Problems With Nesting And Laying Behaviour4分钟
Interview With Johnny - Breeding And Preparing For The Show Ring5分钟
Interview With Derek - Small-scale Commercial Broiler Incubation And Hatching9分钟
Feather Pecking And Cannibalism6分钟
Stereotypic Behaviours1分钟
Overdrinking (polydipsia)1分钟
Litter Eating分钟
Reading6 个阅读材料
Transcript for interview with Johnny - Breeding and preparing for the show ring10分钟
Hens that go broody10分钟
How to assess developing embryos in eggs10分钟
Egg shell abnormalities10分钟
Egg eating10分钟
Different types of feather pecking10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Behaviour part 228分钟
Week
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完成时间为 1 小时

What is chicken welfare? Defining "welfare", ethical obligations, and welfare standards

During this week, we will consider what we mean by "animal welfare", and how a set of criteria known as the Five Freedoms can help you assess it. Dr Dorothy McKeegan from the University of Glasgow will discuss what the ethical obligations are of meeting an animal's welfare needs, and we will explore some of the various welfare standards that exist. Finally, we will look at welfare indicators, and Dr Barry Thorp from St David's Veterinary Team will discuss with Vicky what signs to look for in chicken flocks to make a welfare assessment. This week's Learning Outcomes: •Define 'welfare' and the Five Freedoms •What drives our ethical choices, including cost-benefit analysis •Describe some welfare standards available worldwide and how they differ •Explain ways to assess welfare, using behavioural and physiological indices...
Reading
5 个视频(共 16 分钟), 3 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video5 个视频
Ethics and Poultry Production4分钟
Welfare Organisations and Accreditation Schemes2分钟
Effects of Stressors1分钟
Assessing Welfare: Behavioural and Physiological Measures5分钟
Reading3 个阅读材料
Ruth Harrison10分钟
Article on a 'good life' for hens10分钟
Welfare accreditation schemes10分钟
Quiz2 个练习
Welfare, ethics, welfare standards24分钟
A Life Worth Living Exercise (just for fun)6分钟
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创建者 CLOct 7th 2016

Fantastic course if you're just starting out in the world of chickens. I feel that I gained vital knowledge which has boosted my confidence in my abilities as a back garden hen keeper.

创建者 ASJun 9th 2016

I found this course to be very informative for those who are beginning to learn about chickens or would like to expand their knowledge to improve conditions for their backyard flock.

讲师

Dr Victoria Sandilands

Senior scientist
Avian Science Research Centre, SRUC

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