There is a significant difference between the test groups of chickens regarding time spent performing the tested behaviours in the ethogram. Ross 308 at 8 weeks spent significantly more time performing feeding behaviour than Rowan Rangers at 8 weeks and significantly less time lying down compared to Rowan Rangers at 8 weeks.
There was no significant difference between the relative time (%) spent on the outside perimiter. Neither was there any significant difference regarding average duration spent outside whilst being on the outside perimeter between the three test groups of chickens .
There was a significant difference regarding active bouts per hour during the morning and during the afternoon between the three test groups of chickens. Ross 308 at 8 weeks had on average significantly more active bouts per hour during the afternoon than both Rowan Rangers at 5 weeks and Rowan Rangers at 8 weeks.
Ross 308 at 8 weeks had on average a significantly longer duration of activity during the afternoon than both Rowan Rangers at 5 weeks and Rowan Rangers at 8 weeks.
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