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Behavioural test data. FreeRange layers

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Behavioural test data. FreeRange layers


These are behavioural data from tests conducted on individual hens that differed in their range use. The tests applied were an Open Field Test, Tonic Immobility Test, and an Attention Bias test.


Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified


https://doi.org/10.25919/5d75e59e8908c


Dec 2018


Jan 2019


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Attention bias free-range laying hen fear anxiety


The data were produced from individual tests conducted on hens that were selected from an experimental free-range population. The hens were identified using radio-frequency identification technology as frequent range users or non-ranging.


Caroline Lee, Emily Dickson, Tim Dyall


Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence


CSIRO (Australia)


Campbell, Dana; Dickson, Emily; Dyall, Tim; Lee, Caroline (2019): Behavioural test data. FreeRange layers. v2. CSIRO. Data Collection. https://doi.org/10.25919/5d75e59e8908c


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About this Project

UNE: A17/2342 Effects of rearing environments on ranging, adaptation to stressors and health in free-range laying hens


A project based at experimental poultry facilities to measure how different enrichments applied during the indoor rearing period can impact the behaviour, health, and welfare of adult free-range hens that are provided outdoor access.


Dana Campbell





Dana Campbell


Emily Dickson


Tim Dyall


Caroline Lee


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