||Richard A. Blatchford, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Joy Mench
Start Date: 1 October 2010
End Date: 1 October 2013
Department of Animal Science
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
- Ph.D., Animal Behavior, University of California, Davis, 2011
M.S., Avian Sciences, University of California, Davis, 2006
B.A., Psychobiology, Hiram College, 2001
My research interests are examining the effects of husbandry and management techniques on the behavior and welfare of poultry. As a graduate student, I investigated the effects of different lighting regimes on the behavior and health of broiler chickens. Currently I am working on a large scale project looking at the effects of housing type on laying hen welfare. I am also looking at on-farm welfare assessments of both laying hens and broilers in commercial settings.