2013 - 2016

Is feather pecking in turkeys related to genetics and activity levels?

Principal Investigator: Ben Wood, University of Guelph/ Hybrid Turkeys
Status: Completed


Researchers from AAFC and the University of Guelph in collaboration with Hybrid Turkeys are adapting and building on knowledge from laying hens to assess environmental and genetic components contributing to feather pecking behaviour in turkeys. The overall objective of this research is to increase turkey welfare and productivity through decreasing feather pecking and pecking-related injuries and mortalities.


$236,926.75 (CPRC $53,492.25, PIC $35,000, AAFC $98,434.50 (in-kind), Hybrid Turkeys $50,000 (in-kind))

Status report coming soon

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