Frequencies of agonistic behaviours as measures of aggression in chickens: A factor analysis

Rushen J. (1984) Frequencies of agonistic behaviours as measures of aggression in chickens: A factor analysis. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 12 1-2: 167-176. doi:10.1016/0168-1591(84)90106-0


Author Rushen J.
Title Frequencies of agonistic behaviours as measures of aggression in chickens: A factor analysis
Journal name Applied Animal Behaviour Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0168-1591
Publication date 1984-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0168-1591(84)90106-0
Volume 12
Issue 1-2
Start page 167
End page 176
Total pages 10
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
3400 Veterinary
Abstract Different types of aggressive behaviour have often been treated as comparable in measures of aggressiveness in chickens. Are these different forms of behaviour equivalent? Observations were made of behaviour in small mixed-sex groups of domestic chickens, from hatcing to 25 weeks of age. Threats and headpecks both tended to elicit avoidances, and retaliation was rare. However, leaps and horizontal threats tended to elicit other leaps. Factor analysis showed that threats and pecks tended to occur in the same dyadic relationships. Dyads with a high frequency of chases and waltzes, however, were not necessarity those with a high frequency of threats and pecks. The frequency of waltzing was dependent on the amount of crowing a male showed. The frequency of leaps and horizontal threats tended to be closely linked to the occurrence of running bouts rather than to the occurrence of threats and pecks.
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