No significant differences were found between treatment groups, but females emerged significantly more than males from the test box.
Social regrouping test
No behavioral differences were found between treatment groups, although disrupting chickens' social dynamics by regrouping them affected many behaviors in both treatments as seen in the bar chart.
Many sex differences were found in behaviors before the social regrouping took place. Females were found to be more active significantly feeding, foraging and exploring more than males, while males significantly showed more relaxed behaviors as seen in the bar chart.
Novel object test
No significant differences were found between treatment groups in the latecny to peck the novel object or in behaviors performed. Sex differences were found in a couple of behaviors. Males significantly fed and foraged more than females ( p = 0), while femlaes behaved more vigilantly ( p = 0.002).
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