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Variations in stress responsivity in hens: matching birds to environments

Project description

Studying factors responsible for hens’ stress

The welfare of birds in the poultry industry is of vital importance since it affects the quality of eggs, productivity and health of the hens. In addition, consumers want to purchase eggs from hens kept in high welfare conditions. However, according to experts, commercially-housed laying hens may be exposed to chronic stress, due to housing conditions that result in undesirable outcomes such as higher levels of keel bone damage and feather pecking. The EU-funded CHICKENSTRESS project aims to study factors responsible for hens’ stress and what makes them stress-resistant. The project will create an international network of experts in avian brain research, genetics, laying hen welfare and the poultry industry. It will train researchers with advanced knowledge in hen farming, environmental factors related to egg production, and hen welfare.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56

Participants (11)

INSTITUT DE RECERCA BIOMEDICA DE LLEIDA FUNDACIO PRIVADA DOCTOR PIFARRE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Calle Alcalde Rovira Roure 80
25198 Lleida
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Placa Victor Siurana 1 1
25003 Lleida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 263 500,92
Address
University Road
Raanana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 843 829,92
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SRUC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
West Mains Road
EH9 3JG Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 292 342,32
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke
Activity type
Research Organisations
HENDRIX GENETICS RESEARCH,TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Spoorstraat 69
5831 CK Boxmeer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 274 684,32
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (8)

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE LAKES FREERANGE EGG COMPANY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Meg Bank
CA11 0EE Penrith
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
Austria
Address
Veterinaerplatz 1
1210 Vienna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
NOLDUS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
Address
Nieuwe Kanaal 5
6709 PA Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)