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Approx. 9 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 4 hours/week...
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Anglais

Sous-titres : Anglais, Français

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

Semaine
1
Heures pour terminer
18 minutes pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 8 min), 1 lecture
Video2 vidéos
Rules of engagement (from Animal Behaviour & Welfare course)6 min
Reading1 lecture
Finding more information10 min
Heures pour terminer
2 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 28 min), 5 lectures, 1 quiz
Video13 vidéos
What is a chicken?1 min
Domestication1 min
Prehatch and hatching1 min
Imprinting2 min
Other types of learning3 min
Hormones and Behaviour52s
Motivation4 min
Vision2 min
Hearing1 min
Taste1 min
Smell and Touch2 min
Interview with Sarah Brocklehurst3 min
Reading5 lectures
What is a chicken? Some images10 min
Smithsonian's How the chicken conquered the world.10 min
Learning who is your mother10 min
Exercise: how operant conditioning works10 min
Article on vision10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Domestication, Development and Learning, the Senses30 min
Semaine
2
Heures pour terminer
2 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 32 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video12 vidéos
Feeding Behaviour1 min
History Of Feeding, Contrafreeloading3 min
Motivation To Show Feeding Phases1 min
Broiler Feeding Behaviour1 min
Drinking Behaviour3 min
Preening And Dustbathing4 min
Perching1 min
Stretching, Wing Flapping, Thermoregulation, Sleeping3 min
Communication3 min
Dominance Behaviour, Aggression, Bird-to-bird Pecking5 min
Social Spacing1 min
Reading4 lectures
Article on feed choice in chickens10 min
Drinking from a nipple drinker or dish10 min
Distinction between preening, and oiling + preening10 min
Aggression between males10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Behaviour part 130 min
Semaine
3
Heures pour terminer
2 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 40 min), 6 lectures, 1 quiz
Video12 vidéos
Courtship54s
Mating Behaviour2 min
Nesting and Laying Behaviour2 min
Brooding Behaviour2 min
Problems With Nesting And Laying Behaviour4 min
Interview With Johnny - Breeding And Preparing For The Show Ring5 min
Interview With Derek - Small-scale Commercial Broiler Incubation And Hatching9 min
Feather Pecking And Cannibalism6 min
Stereotypic Behaviours1 min
Overdrinking (polydipsia)1 min
Litter Eating58s
Reading6 lectures
Transcript for interview with Johnny - Breeding and preparing for the show ring10 min
Hens that go broody10 min
How to assess developing embryos in eggs10 min
Egg shell abnormalities10 min
Egg eating10 min
Different types of feather pecking10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Behaviour part 228 min
Semaine
4
Heures pour terminer
1 heure pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 16 min), 3 lectures, 2 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Ethics and Poultry Production4 min
Welfare Organisations and Accreditation Schemes2 min
Effects of Stressors1 min
Assessing Welfare: Behavioural and Physiological Measures5 min
Reading3 lectures
Ruth Harrison10 min
Article on a 'good life' for hens10 min
Welfare accreditation schemes10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Welfare, ethics, welfare standards24 min
A Life Worth Living Exercise (just for fun)6 min
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Meilleurs avis

par 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.

par 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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