Effect van verschillende groeicurves en eiwitniveau van het voer op lichaamssamenstelling, productie, kuikenkwaliteit, gedrag en bevedering bij vleeskuikenouderdieren = Effect of different growth patterns and Protein level of the diet on body composition, performance, chick quality, behaviour and feather cover of broiler breeders

R.A. van Emous, M.M. van Krimpen, R.P. Kwakkel

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In this study the effect of two growth patterns and three different dietary protein levels during the rearing period of broiler breeders was investigated. Applying a low protein diet results in a changed body composition (less breast meat and more abdominal fat) and positive effects on behaviour during rear. Applying a high growth pattern had only slight effects on performance and behaviour. Hardly any carryover effects of the treatments during the rearing period were observed during the laying period.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages53
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameRapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
ISSN (Print)1570-8616


  • broilers
  • broiler breeders
  • poultry farming
  • body composition
  • growth curve
  • growth

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