Tyson project asks chickens about enrichment preferences
New research at the Tyson Foods’ Broiler Welfare Research Farm (BWRF) leverages animal preference to choose the best environmental enrichments for broiler chickens.
“Caring about the animals that are entrusted to our care at Tyson Foods is pretty inherent to who we are as a company. Our approach to that is grounded in sound science and the latest animal welfare research,” Karen Christensen, senior director animal welfare, Tyson Foods, said.
“We use preference as a key aspect of our research strategy. What I mean by that is that any topic we focus on, we want to present different options to the birds and let them tell us what they want.”