The Welfare of Domestic Fowl and Other Captive Birds by Ian J. H. DuncanThe Welfare of Domestic Fowl and Other Captive Birds by Ian J. H. Duncan

The Welfare of Domestic Fowl and Other Captive Birds

EditorIan J. H. Duncan, Penny Hawkins

Paperback | May 5, 2012

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This book describes the welfare implications of keeping wild and domesticated birds in captivity. The environmental and social requirements of various avian species are discussed and suggestions made for appropriate housing and management techniques. Particular attention is paid to human-bird interactions and their impact on the behaviour and welfare of the birds involved. Training methods for companion birds are also described. Possible future trends in keeping birds in captivity are discussed in relation to evolving laws and codes for both wild and domesticated birds and in the light of developing ethical attitudes to animals.The book will be invaluable to all those who keep birds including poultry farmers, pet owners, and managers and caretakers of birds kept in laboratories, zoos, wildlife aviaries, and rehabilitation centres. It will also be of great interest to poultry production, zoology, wildlife and veterinary students.

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Title:The Welfare of Domestic Fowl and Other Captive BirdsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:309 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:May 5, 2012Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400731698

ISBN - 13:9789400731691

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Preface1 Introduction; John and Margaret CooperSection I Captive birds2 Human-bird interactions; Pat Anderson3 The welfare implications of housing captive wild and domesticated birds; Penny Hawkins4 Training companion birds; Greg Glendell5 The welfare of captive birds in the future; Simon GirlingSection II Domestic fowl6 The physical environment and its effects on welfare; Tina Widowski7 Nutrition, feeding and drinking behaviour and welfare; John Savory8 The impact of disease on poultry welfare; Andrew Butterworth and Claire Weeks9 Managing poultry: human-bird interactions and their implications for poultry welfare; Paul Hemsworth and Grahame Coleman10 The welfare and ethical assessment of housing for egg production; Chris Sherwin11 Stunning and slaughter of domestic fowl; Mohan Raj12 Some thoughts on the future of poultry welfare; Suzanne Millman, Joy Mench and Anne Malleau