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Clemson University
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#2Michael Jeffrey Toscano (MSU: Michigan State University)
Last.Janice M. Siegford (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 16
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Tiered aviaries are intended to improve laying hen welfare by providing resources that enable them to perform essential behaviors. However, hens must be able to navigate these complex systems efficiently and safely. This study investigated the influence of providing perches and nests starting at 17 or 25 wk of age (WOA) on hens’ use of vertical space in an aviary at 36 and 54 WOA. Three treatments were applied to pullets raised in floor pens until 17 WOA (4 units/treatment; 100 hens/unit). Contr...
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