Early feeding has a great effect in triggering the right momentum of growth in broiler hatchlings. It not only utilises the residual yolk faster but also increases body weight gains and enhances the gastrointestinal tract development in neonatal broiler chicks.
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Keywords: Broilers, neonatal feeding, gut development, gastro-intestinal tract, post-hatch