Territorial behaviour in flocks of domestic fowls

McBride G. and Foenander F. (1962) Territorial behaviour in flocks of domestic fowls. Nature, 194 4823: . doi:10.1038/194102a0

Author McBride G.
Foenander F.
Title Territorial behaviour in flocks of domestic fowls
Journal name Nature   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0028-0836
Publication date 1962-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/194102a0
Volume 194
Issue 4823
Total pages 1
Language eng
Subject 1000 General
Abstract THE peck order, observed in domestic poultry flocks, has four main components - aggressiveness, submission, acceptance of submission and recognition. Intra-specific aggressiveness arises as a result of sexual selection for mates, territory and food1, and submission signals and their acceptance are necessary to divert aggressiveness into harmless channels2. Recognition is necessary in a gregarious species to allow these other three forces to be integrated into a peck order. Aggressiveness is only lowered within a group; strangers are always attacked.
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Unknown

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