New ways to scare hens

9 05 2017

20170509_084443In the quest to understand and improve hen welfare, every now and then we have to scare them (though we do this as seldom and as briefly as possible). Recently this has been to record their startle reflexes, but on the horizon, it’s part of Misha‘s new planned study to assess whether, like mink, hens show signs of boredom in non-enriched conditions.  He suspects these might do it…