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Lehrplan - Was Sie in diesem Kurs lernen werden

Woche
1
18 Minuten zum Abschließen

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.

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2 Videos (Gesamt 8 min), 1 Lektüre
2 Videos
Rules of engagement (from Animal Behaviour & Welfare course)6m
1 Lektüre
Finding more information10m
2 Stunden zum Abschließen

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.

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13 Videos (Gesamt 28 min), 5 Lektüren, 1 Quiz
13 Videos
What is a chicken?1m
Domestication1m
Prehatch and hatching1m
Imprinting2m
Other types of learning3m
Hormones and Behaviour52
Motivation4m
Vision2m
Hearing1m
Taste1m
Smell and Touch2m
Interview with Sarah Brocklehurst3m
5 Lektüren
What is a chicken? Some images10m
Smithsonian's How the chicken conquered the world.10m
Learning who is your mother10m
Exercise: how operant conditioning works10m
Article on vision10m
1 praktische Übung
Domestication, Development and Learning, the Senses30m
Woche
2
2 Stunden zum Abschließen

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.

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12 Videos (Gesamt 32 min), 4 Lektüren, 1 Quiz
12 Videos
Feeding Behaviour1m
History Of Feeding, Contrafreeloading3m
Motivation To Show Feeding Phases1m
Broiler Feeding Behaviour1m
Drinking Behaviour3m
Preening And Dustbathing4m
Perching1m
Stretching, Wing Flapping, Thermoregulation, Sleeping3m
Communication3m
Dominance Behaviour, Aggression, Bird-to-bird Pecking5m
Social Spacing1m
4 Lektüren
Article on feed choice in chickens10m
Drinking from a nipple drinker or dish10m
Distinction between preening, and oiling + preening10m
Aggression between males10m
1 praktische Übung
Behaviour part 130m
Woche
3
2 Stunden zum Abschließen

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.

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12 Videos (Gesamt 40 min), 6 Lektüren, 1 Quiz
12 Videos
Courtship54
Mating Behaviour2m
Nesting and Laying Behaviour2m
Brooding Behaviour2m
Problems With Nesting And Laying Behaviour4m
Interview With Johnny - Breeding And Preparing For The Show Ring5m
Interview With Derek - Small-scale Commercial Broiler Incubation And Hatching9m
Feather Pecking And Cannibalism6m
Stereotypic Behaviours1m
Overdrinking (polydipsia)1m
Litter Eating58
6 Lektüren
Transcript for interview with Johnny - Breeding and preparing for the show ring10m
Hens that go broody10m
How to assess developing embryos in eggs10m
Egg shell abnormalities10m
Egg eating10m
Different types of feather pecking10m
1 praktische Übung
Behaviour part 228m
Woche
4
1 Stunde zum Abschließen

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

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5 Videos (Gesamt 16 min), 3 Lektüren, 2 Quiz
5 Videos
Ethics and Poultry Production4m
Welfare Organisations and Accreditation Schemes2m
Effects of Stressors1m
Assessing Welfare: Behavioural and Physiological Measures5m
3 Lektüren
Ruth Harrison10m
Article on a 'good life' for hens10m
Welfare accreditation schemes10m
2 praktische Übungen
Welfare, ethics, welfare standards24m
A Life Worth Living Exercise (just for fun)6m
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Top reviews from Chicken Behaviour and Welfare

von 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.

von 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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