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Automated, Real-time Monitoring of Bird and Flock Movement and Behaviour

This research offers opportunity to improve management of layer flocks through enabling remote monitoring. The findings from this work may include the automatic detection of distress behaviours in the flock and real time intervention to reduce distress and prevent the situation worsening. If the project is successful, it will provide commercial egg producers with tools to automatically monitor and to an extent, manage the flock. This may both aid and improve management and reduce labour requirements, but also present as a platform technology for other cost-effective monitoring (such as monitoring hen weight, behaviour, feeding etc.). The Project is for a proof of concept.

Project date

1 Jan 2020-31 Dec 2021
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Principal investigator

Jian Zhang

Project led by


Australian Eggs

Australian Eggs is a member owned not-for-profit company providing marketing and research & development (R&D) services for the benefit of …

  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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