Control temperature of young chicks to reduce mortality

A. Lourens, M. Kuijpers

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    Abstract

    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
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)24-26
    JournalWorld Poultry
    Volume18
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Keywords

    • poultry farming
    • chicks
    • body temperature
    • animal behaviour
    • heating
    • measurement
    • stall climate

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