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on November 5, 2017

Nutrition, feeding issues impact broiler breeder feathering

Industry professional discusses how uniformity of feed in broiler breeder females helps pullets in feathering and fertility

Maintaining the feather covering of broiler breeder females can be a challenging management task in the broiler breeder operation but is essential to achieving mating in the flocks and the fertility of the hatching eggs produced.

An inadequate amount of feather coverage can cause a decline in fertility, a loss…

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