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Social and spatial organization of male behaviour in mated domestic fowl


, : Social and spatial organization of male behaviour in mated domestic fowl. Applied Animal Ethology 9(3/4): 341-349

Observations were made of male spacing, mating and agonistic behaviour in 2 pens of mated domestic fowl. In both pens, site attachment was found, with a bunching of observations for cocks living close to a wall. High-ranking males appeared to move over smaller areas than did low-ranking males. A simple model of dominance relationships between cocks provided a good explanation of the interferences to mating by threatening neighbours.

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DOI: 10.1016/0304-3762(83)90013-5


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