Broiler Chickens is a short practical book of guidelines and advice to good welfare practice in broiler chicken farming. With contributions from world expert researchers in poultry welfare, this book distils academic research into applied advice on the farm for industry and farm workers.
The content covered includes health and disease impacts with a One Health focus, housing for optimal health, broiler breeders, hatchery management, broiler slaughter practices, transport, animal welfare assessment measures and a discussion of welfare improvement measures on the farm.
This book is part of the Welfare in Practice series, also including:
Andy Butterworth is a poultry specialist and senior veterinary research fellow at University of Bristol.
- Broiler Breeder Welfare
- Hatchery Welfare
- Influences of Housing and Management on Broiler Welfare
- Health and Disease Impacts on Broiler Welfare
- On-farm and Casualty Slaughter Welfare of Broilers
- Welfare Assessment Methods for Broiler Chickens
- What can we do to improve Broiler Welfare?
This is a useful book that will be a good reference for anyone working directly with commercial broiler chickens, of all types (slow and fast growing) and in all housing systems. By understanding welfare influences described there, its readers will appreciate how to drive positive welfare with the birds they come into contact with –Victoria Sandilands, Universities Federation for Animal Welfare Journal