Feeding Behaviors of Laying Hens With or Without Beak Trimming

dc.contributor.author Persyn, Kelly
dc.contributor.author Nettleton, Dan
dc.contributor.author Gates, Richard
dc.contributor.author Ikeguchi, Atsuo
dc.contributor.author Xin, Hongwei
dc.contributor.department Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
dc.date 2019-09-08T01:02:14.000
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dc.date.copyright Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2004
dc.date.embargo 2012-12-14
dc.date.issued 2004-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>This study quantifies feeding behavior of W-36 White Leghorn laying hens (77 to 80 weeks old) as influenced by the management practice of beak trimming. The feeding behavior was characterized using a newly developed measurement system and computational algorithm. Non-trimmed (NT) and beak-trimmed (BT) hens showed similar daily feed intake and meal size. However, the BT hens tended to spend longer time feeding (3.3 vs. 2.0 h/d, P < 0.01), which coincided with their slower ingestion rate of 0.43 g/min-kg0.75 vs. 0.79 g/min-kg0.75 for the NT counterparts (P < 0.05). The BT hens had shorter time intervals between meals (101 s vs. 151 s, P < 0.01). Selective feeding, as demonstrated by larger feed particles apparent in the leftover feed, was noted for the BT hens. The leftover feed had a lower crude protein/adjusted crude protein content for the BT birds than that for the NT birds (16.7% vs. 18.7%, P < 0.05). In addition, the leftover feed of the BT birds had lower contents in phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and manganese (P < 0.05), although no significant differences were detected in calcium, sodium, or metabolic energy content. Baseline feeding behavior data of this nature may help quantify and ensure the welfare of animals through exercising proper engineering design and/or management considerations.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is from <em><a href="http://elibrary.asabe.org/abstract.asp?aid=16040&t=3&dabs=Y&redir=&redirType=" target="_blank">Transactions of the ASAE</a> </em>47, no. 2 (2004): 591–596.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
dc.subject.keywords Animal welfare
dc.subject.keywords Ingestion
dc.subject.keywords Poultry
dc.title Feeding Behaviors of Laying Hens With or Without Beak Trimming
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