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Variations in stress responsivity in hens: matching birds to environments


Review document Neural Control

Summary report about neural control of stress response in chickens

Industry booklet

Summary of the findings for industry

Review Document Housing conditions

Review document about the effects of different housing conditions on chicken welfare

Review Document Rearing conditions

Review document about the effects of earlylife conditions on chicken welfare

Review Document Genetic control

Summary report about genetic control of stress responsiveness in chickens

First WAD event

World Animal Day outreach event

Recruitment event

Event held to select ESRs.

Second WAD event

Second World Animal Day outreach event

Positions advertised

Adverts circulated on relevant fora.

ESRs in place

All ESRs have been recruited and started their projects

Website in place

Website for the network goes live

10 submitted manuscripts

manuscripts from WP7

7 submitted manuscripts

manuscripts from WP5

20 submitted manuscripts

manuscripts from WP6

5 submitted manuscripts

manuscripts submitted from projects in WP4


Telencephalic regulation of the HPA axis in birds

Author(s): Tom V. Smulders
Published in: Neurobiology of Stress, Issue 100351, 2021, ISSN 2352-2895
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.ynstr.2021.100351

Distinct Subdivisions in the Transition Between Telencephalon and Hypothalamus Produce Otp and Sim1 Cells for the Extended Amygdala in Sauropsids

Author(s): A.H. Metwalli, A. Abellán, J. Freixes, A. Pross, E. Desfilis and L. Medina
Published in: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, Issue 16:883537, 2022, ISSN 1662-5129
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
DOI: 10.3389/fnana.2022.883537

Green light during incubation: Effects on hatching characteristics in brown and white laying hens

Author(s): Maëva Manet; Saskia Kliphuis; Henry van den Brand; Rebecca Nordquist; Vivian Goerlich; T Bas Rodenburg
Published in: Livestock Science, 2023, ISSN 1871-1413
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.livsci.2023.105270

Predicting hatchability of layer breeders and identifying effects of animal related and environmental factors

Author(s): I. Bouba, B. Visser, B. Kemp, T.B. Rodenburg, H. van den Brand
Published in: Poultry Science, Issue 101394, 2021, Page(s) 101394, ISSN 0032-5791
Publisher: Poultry Science Association Inc.
DOI: 10.1016/j.psj.2021.101394

The Effects of Mild Disturbances on Sleep Behaviour in Laying Hens

Author(s): Endre Putyora, Sarah Brocklehurst, Frank Tuyttens and Victoria Sandilands
Published in: Animal, 2023, ISSN 2076-2615
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/ani13071251

Coup in the coop: Rank changes in chicken dominance hierarchies over maturation

Author(s): Klara J. Grethen Yamenah Gomez Michael J. Toscano
Published in: Behavioural Processes, 2023, ISSN 0376-6357
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2023.104904

This is the way: The effect of artificial cues on early life ramp use behaviour of laying hen chicks

Author(s): Johny, A; Guggisberg, D; Toscano, M; Stratmann, A
Published in:, 2023, ISSN 0168-1591
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2023.105873

A Bayesian network structure learning approach to identify genes associated with stress in spleens of chickens.

Author(s): E. A. Videla Rodriguez, John B. O. Mitchell & V. Anne Smith
Published in: Science Direct, 2023, ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-11633-7

Early life environment and adult enrichment: Effects on fearfulness in laying hens

Author(s): Lucille Dumontier a, Andrew M. Janczak b, Tom V. Smulders c, Randi O. Moe b, Judit Vas d, Janicke Nordgreen a
Published in: Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2022, ISSN 0168-1591
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2022.105750

Genetics of rearing success in four pure laying hen lines during the first 17weeks of age.

Author(s): I Bouba, H van den Brand, B Kemp, Bas Rodenburg and B Visser
Published in: Poultry Science, 2023, ISSN 1525-3171
Publisher: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.psj.2023.102576

Evolution and Development of Amygdala Subdivisions: Pallial, Subpallial, and Beyond

Author(s): Medina, L., Abellán, A., Morales, L., Pross, A., Metwalli, A. H., González-Alonso, A., Freixes, J., & Desfilis, E.
Published in: Brain, Behavior and Evolution, Issue 98, 2023, Page(s) 1-21, ISSN 0006-8977
Publisher: S. Karger AG
DOI: 10.1159/000527512

Effects of on-farm hatching on short term stress indicators, weight gain, and cognitive ability in layer chicks.

Author(s): Witjes, Vivian; Bruckmaier, Rupert; Gebhardt-Henrich, Sabine; Toscano, Michael J
Published in: Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2022, ISSN 0168-1591
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2022.105692

Developmental-Based Classification of Enkephalin and Somatostatin Containing Neurons of the Chicken Central Extended Amygdala

Author(s): A. Pross, A.H. Metwalli, E. Desfilis, L. Medina
Published in: Frontiers in physiology, Issue 13:904520, 2022, ISSN 1664-042X
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2022.904520

Practical application of a Bayesian network approach to poultry epigenetics and stress

Author(s): Emiliano A. Videla Rodriguez; Fábio Pértille; Carlos Guerrero‑Bosagna; John B. O. Mitchell; Per Jensen; V. Anne Smith
Published in: BMC Bioinformatics, 2023, ISSN 1471-2105
Publisher: BioMed Central
DOI: 10.1186/s12859-022-04800-0

Effects of the rearing environment complexity on laying hens' spatial cognition: A hole board test approach

Author(s): Lucille Dumontier; Andrew M Janczak; Tom V Smulders; Janicke Nordgreen
Published in: Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2022, ISSN 0168-1591
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2023.105878

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