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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Keywords

Western Australia, Chickens, Poultry, Chicken perch, Perching platforms

First Page Number

4

Last Page Number

7

Abstract

The important managerial practices in the successful raising of healthy birds. Each year, many good chickens have their growth seriously retarded and in some cases are even trampled to death, by being permitted to remain on the floor until they are 10 or 12 weeks of age. Through faulty husbandry, some chickens, especially heavy breeds, never learn to perch and, as laying hens, camp on the ground in preference to perching

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