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Stocking density: can we judge how much space poultry need?

Abstract:

The difficulties of defining the space needs of poultry are only partly due to methodological discrepancies between studies and therefore only partly rectifiable by more research along previous lines. ‘Space’ for poultry is far more complex than can be summed up in one single number and too much reliance on stocking density without considering what space contains is unlikely to improve welfare. Space needs are considered in relation to effects of varying amounts of space on bird physical hea...

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In press
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology

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Editor
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Series:
Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition
Host title:
Advances in Poultry Science
Publication date:
2016
Acceptance date:
2016-11-15
URN:
uri:777dc075-1954-4e88-9147-7efb44e426bc
UUID:
uuid:777dc075-1954-4e88-9147-7efb44e426bc
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pubs:659984

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