Relationships between broiler chicken range use, productivity and welfare.

The University of Melbourne

  • Project code: PRJ-010509

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Friday, June 10, 2016

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

  • National Priority: CME-Priority 4-Ensuring food safety of Australian chicken meat


Peta Taylor is a PhD student working on the RIRDC funded project ‘Assessment of factors influencing behaviour and welfare of birds in FR systems’ at The University of Melbourne.
Two pieces of work have been accepted as oral presentations at The Australian Society of Animal Production and the International Society of Applied Ethology congress; ‘Productivity, leg health and range use of individual broiler chickens on a free-range commercial farm’ and ‘Patterns of range access of individual broiler chickens in commercial free-range flocks’ respectively.


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

The University of Melbourne

Objective Summary

The student will report back to the Australian Poultry Industry about the conferences spend an additional week after the conference in Europe to visit laboratories that are at the forefront of agricultural research, to establish networks as well as disseminate the innovative work we have been undertaking with individual commercial broiler chickens through the RIRDC grant.