Interested in Poultry Farming? Take Online Course on Chicken Behaviour & Welfare by University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is offering free online course on Chicken Behaviour & Welfare for people who own chickens as pets or keep a small hobby flock, commercial egg and chicken meat producers, veterinarians and vet nurses.
Enrolment: starts 12 December (+take on-demand)
Timeline: 5 weeks
Skill Level: Beginner
Course of Study: Chicken Behaviour & Welfare | Course Platform: Coursera
Created by: University of Edinburgh
About the Course
This course explains the general principles of chicken behaviour and welfare, and the behavioural and physiological indicators that can be used to assess welfare in chickens kept in hobby flocks through to commercial farms.
This course focuses primarily on laying hens and meat chickens (broilers), although many of the principles are relevant to other types of poultry.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this course, you will be able to
- Describe avian sensory perception and motivation
- Explain the main behaviour patterns of poultry
- Define welfare and explain the bases of welfare standards
- Assess chicken welfare, using behavioural and physiological means
- Understand common welfare problems of chickens
The course is likely to be of interest to people who own chickens as pets or keep a small hobby flock, commercial egg and chicken meat producers, veterinarians and vet nurses.
Certificate offered? Yes
How to Enrol
Notes: This course is taught by staff from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), University of Glasgow, and St David’s Poultry Team.