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Lateralization of social cognition in the domestic chicken (Gallus gallus)
Daisley, Jonathan Niall, Elena Mascalzoni, Orsola Rosa-Salva, Rosa Rugani, and Lucia Regolin. 2009. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 364 (1519): 965–81. doi:10.1098/rstb.2008.0229.

Newborn chickens generate invariant object representations at the onset of visual object experience
Wood, Justin N. 2013. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110 (34): 14000–14005. doi:10.1073/pnas.1308246110. Supporting information files.

Numerical Abstraction in Young Domestic Chicks (Gallus gallus)
Rugani, Rosa, Giorgio Vallortigara, and Lucia Regolin. 2013. PLOS ONE 8 (6): e65262. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065262.

Supplemental Material for From Small to Large: Numerical Discrimination by Young Domestic Chicks (Gallus gallus)
Rugani, Rosa, Giorgio Vallortigara, and Lucia Regolin. 2014. Journal of Comparative Psychology 128 (2): 163–71. doi:10.1037/a0034513.supp. Automatic download of supplemental video.


Aggressive behavior in the genus Gallus sp
Queiroz, SA, and VU Cromberg. 2006. Brazilian Journal of Poultry Science 8 (1): 01–14. doi:10.1590/s1516-635×2006000100001.

Cognition in the chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) : A study of different feather pecking solutions and its effect on learning, memory and emotional reactivity in animals of the white leghorn and silver nick laying hen strain
Boks, Sabine. 2010. Utrecht University Repository. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Theses (Report). Utrecht University. Research report produced in the context of a Bachelors study. Research supervisor: Dr. R.E. Nordquist (Final Author version).

Redirected behavior in learning tasks: The commercial laying hen (Gallus gallus domesticus) as model
Kuhne, F., S. Adler, and A. F. C. Sauerbrey. 2011. Poultry Science 90 (9): 1859–66. doi:10.3382/ps.2010-01022.


For whom does the hen cackle? The function of postoviposition cackling
Pizzari, Tommaso, and Tim R. Birkhead. 2001. Animal Behaviour 61 (3): 601–7. doi:10.1006/anbe.2000.1620.

Prelaying behaviour of laying hens (Gallus gallus domesticus) in different free range settings
Kruschwitz, Anja, Manja Zupan, Theres Buchwalder, and B. Huber-Eicher. 2008. Archiv Für Geflügelkunde 72 (2): 84–89. ISSN 0003-9098. Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart.

Pecking Order

Bystander effects and the structure of dominance hierarchies
Dugatkin, Lee Alan. 2001. Behavioral Ecology 12 (3): 348–52. doi:10.1093/beheco/12.3.348.

The role of individual differences and patterns of resolution in the formation of dominance orders in domestic hens triads
Cloutier, Sylvie, Jacques P. Beaugrand, and Paul C. Laguë. 1996. Behavioural Processes 38 (3): 227–39. doi:10.1016/s0376-6357(96)00034-4.


Acoustic signals in domestic chicken (Gallus gallus): A tool for teaching veterinary ethology and implication for language learning
Tefera, Melaku. 2012. Ethiopian Veterinary Journal 16 (2). doi:10.4314/evj.v16i2.7.

How do domestic chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) categorize colors?
Canton, Cindy. 2011. Finished Reports. Biology Education Centre and Department of Animal Ecology Projects (Report). Uppsala Universitet. Research report produced in the context of a Master of Science study, 2010. Supervisor: Anders Ödeen.

The pathology of the avian integument: A review
Pass, D.A. 1989. Avian Pathology 18 (1): 1–72. doi:10.1080/03079458908418580.


The Chicken Challenge – What Contemporary Studies Of Fowl Mean For Science And Ethics
Smith, Carolynn L., and Jane Johnson. 2012. Between the Species 15 (1): 75–102. doi:10.15368/bts.2012v15n1.4.

Environment, Well-Being, and Behavior: Pressure load on keel bone and foot pads in perching laying hens in relation to perch design
Pickel, T., L. Schrader, and B. Scholz. 2011. Poultry Science 90 (4): 715–24. doi:10.3382/ps.2010-01025.

Ethological approach to farm animal behavior research
Hartsock, Thomas G. 1982. Journal of Animal Science 54 (2): 447–49. doi:10.2527/jas1982.542447x.

Inter-Specific Visual Communication and Cognition in the Context of Domestication
Derville, Solène. 2013. BioSciences Master Reviews. Département de Biologie (Report). Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. Research report produced in the context of a Masters study.

Laying Hen and Pullet Well-Being, Management and Auditing Workshop Proceedings
Mench, Joy, Ruth C. Newberry, Heng-wei Cheng, Peter S. Holt, Ken W. Koelkebeck, Eric N. Gingerich, Franz Sommer, Gene Gregory, Bernie Beckman, and Patricia Y. Hester. n.d. “American College of Poultry Veterinarians.” 1–79. Vancouver, BC. April 18, 2010.

Prediction and preparation: Pavlovian implications of research animals discriminating among humans
Davis, Hank. 2002. ILAR Journal 43 (1): 19–26. doi:10.1093/ilar.43.1.19.

Production, Modeling, and Education: Backyard chickens in the United States: A survey of flock owners
Elkhoraibi, C., R. A. Blatchford, M. E. Pitesky, and J. A. Mench. 2014. Poultry Science 93 (11): 2920–31. doi:10.3382/ps.2014-04154.

Review of human-animal interactions and their impact on animal productivity and welfare
Zulkifli, Idrus. 2013. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 4 (25). doi:10.1186/2049-1891-4-25.

Towards a ‘Good Life’ for Farm Animals: Development of a Resource Tier Framework to Achieve Positive Welfare for Laying Hens
Edgar, Joanne L., Siobhan M. Mullan, Joy C. Pritchard, Una J. C. Mcfarlane, and David C. J. Main. 2013. Animals 3 (3): 584–605. doi:10.3390/ani3030584.