© 2010

The Welfare of Domestic Fowl and Other Captive Birds

  • Ian J. H. Duncan
  • Penny Hawkins

Part of the Animal Welfare book series (AWNS, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Captive Birds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. John E. Cooper, Margaret E. Cooper
      Pages 1-13
    3. Patricia K. Anderson
      Pages 17-51
    4. Greg Glendell
      Pages 103-113
    5. Simon J. Girling
      Pages 115-133
  3. Domestic Fowl

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Andrew Butterworth, Claire Weeks
      Pages 189-218
    3. Paul Hemsworth, Grahame Coleman
      Pages 219-235
    4. Mohan Raj
      Pages 259-277
    5. Suzanne T. Millman, Joy A. Mench, Anne E. Malleau
      Pages 279-302
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 303-307

About this book


This book describes the welfare implications of keeping wild and domesticated birds in captivity. The environmental and social requirements of various avian species are discussed and suggestions made for appropriate housing and management techniques. Particular attention is paid to human-bird interactions and their impact on the behaviour and welfare of the birds involved. Training methods for companion birds are also described. Possible future trends in keeping birds in captivity are discussed in relation to evolving laws and codes for both wild and domesticated birds and in the light of developing ethical attitudes to animals.

The book will be invaluable to all those who keep birds including poultry farmers, pet owners, and managers and caretakers of birds kept in laboratories, zoos, wildlife aviaries, and rehabilitation centres. It will also be of great interest to poultry production, zoology, wildlife and veterinary students.


Fowl Birds Nager Poultry animals behavior zoology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian J. H. Duncan
    • 1
  • Penny Hawkins
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Animal & Poultry ScienceUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada
  2. 2.Cruelty to AnimalsRoyal Society for the Prevention ofHorsham, W.SussexUnited Kingdom

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