Chicken Behaviour and Welfare (Coursera)
As part of this course, you will learn general principles of chicken behavior and welfare, as well as behavioural and physiological indicators that can be used to assess welfare in hobby flocks and commercial farms. It focuses primarily on laying hens and meat chickens (broilers), although many of the principles can be applied to other types of poultry as well.
Chicken owners and hobbyists, commercial egg and chicken meat producers, veterinarians and vet nurses are likely to find this course of interest.
Students will be taught by staff from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), the University of Glasgow, and St David’s Poultry Team.
The course is free to enrol in. For USD $49, learners can purchase a Course Certificate. Financial aid is available through Coursera for those who cannot afford the certificate fee.
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