Music
Enrichment type:
sensory
Items Required:
radio
Species:
all

Music

Playing classical music stimulus (75 dB) to chickens helps reduce fearfulness (Campo et al., 2005). A seperate study conducted by Jones et al., 1999 found that playing the radio made laying hens calmer and more productive. Playing natural sounds for chickens is not as effective as music for brain growth (Sanyal et al., 2013).

Sources

  1. Campo, J. L., Gil, M. G., D?vila, S. G. 2005. Effects of specific noise and music stimuli on stress and fear levels of laying hens of several breeds . Applied Animal Behaviour Science 91, 75-84.
  2. Jones, R. B., Rayner, S. 1999. Music in the hen house: a survey of its incidence and perceived benefits. Poultry Science 78(Supplement 1), 110 (Abstract).