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英語(English)

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完成時間(小時)
完成時間為 18 分鐘

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 個視頻(共 8 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料
Video2 個視頻
Rules of engagement (from Animal Behaviour & Welfare course)6分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Finding more information10分鐘
完成時間(小時)
完成時間為 2 小時

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 個視頻(共 28 分鐘), 5 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video13 個視頻
What is a chicken?1分鐘
Domestication1分鐘
Prehatch and hatching1分鐘
Imprinting2分鐘
Other types of learning3分鐘
Hormones and Behaviour分鐘
Motivation4分鐘
Vision2分鐘
Hearing1分鐘
Taste1分鐘
Smell and Touch2分鐘
Interview with Sarah Brocklehurst3分鐘
Reading5 個閱讀材料
What is a chicken? Some images10分鐘
Smithsonian's How the chicken conquered the world.10分鐘
Learning who is your mother10分鐘
Exercise: how operant conditioning works10分鐘
Article on vision10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Domestication, Development and Learning, the Senses30分鐘
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完成時間為 2 小時

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 個視頻(共 32 分鐘), 4 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video12 個視頻
Feeding Behaviour1分鐘
History Of Feeding, Contrafreeloading3分鐘
Motivation To Show Feeding Phases1分鐘
Broiler Feeding Behaviour1分鐘
Drinking Behaviour3分鐘
Preening And Dustbathing4分鐘
Perching1分鐘
Stretching, Wing Flapping, Thermoregulation, Sleeping3分鐘
Communication3分鐘
Dominance Behaviour, Aggression, Bird-to-bird Pecking5分鐘
Social Spacing1分鐘
Reading4 個閱讀材料
Article on feed choice in chickens10分鐘
Drinking from a nipple drinker or dish10分鐘
Distinction between preening, and oiling + preening10分鐘
Aggression between males10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Behaviour part 130分鐘
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完成時間為 2 小時

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 個視頻(共 40 分鐘), 6 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video12 個視頻
Courtship分鐘
Mating Behaviour2分鐘
Nesting and Laying Behaviour2分鐘
Brooding Behaviour2分鐘
Problems With Nesting And Laying Behaviour4分鐘
Interview With Johnny - Breeding And Preparing For The Show Ring5分鐘
Interview With Derek - Small-scale Commercial Broiler Incubation And Hatching9分鐘
Feather Pecking And Cannibalism6分鐘
Stereotypic Behaviours1分鐘
Overdrinking (polydipsia)1分鐘
Litter Eating分鐘
Reading6 個閱讀材料
Transcript for interview with Johnny - Breeding and preparing for the show ring10分鐘
Hens that go broody10分鐘
How to assess developing embryos in eggs10分鐘
Egg shell abnormalities10分鐘
Egg eating10分鐘
Different types of feather pecking10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Behaviour part 228分鐘
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完成時間(小時)
完成時間為 1 小時

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 個視頻(共 16 分鐘), 3 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video5 個視頻
Ethics and Poultry Production4分鐘
Welfare Organisations and Accreditation Schemes2分鐘
Effects of Stressors1分鐘
Assessing Welfare: Behavioural and Physiological Measures5分鐘
Reading3 個閱讀材料
Ruth Harrison10分鐘
Article on a 'good life' for hens10分鐘
Welfare accreditation schemes10分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Welfare, ethics, welfare standards24分鐘
A Life Worth Living Exercise (just for fun)6分鐘
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創建者 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.

創建者 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.

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Dr Victoria Sandilands

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Avian Science Research Centre, SRUC

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