Background update:Oct 6, 2010

Control temperature of young chicks to reduce mortality

Individual chicks may have different environmental temperature demands. The trick is to provide every chick with the right body temperature. By measuring individual chick temperatures, hatchery staff and broiler growers or layer producers are better able to provide the right environmental temperature for every flock at all times. This will reduce first week mortality and improve performance.

This article can also be found at World Poultry Volume 18 number 11. To view the article online simply click on the link below.

Keywords: climate, poultry rearing, temperature, reduce mortality, heating




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