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on February 1, 2018

First feed of day-old chicks is key to bird performance

The poultry industry must reinvent incubation and give the chick access to feed and water at hatching.

Incubation of chicks has not changed, as the rest of the poultry industry has done: "It is basically the same as in 1957," said Dr. Peter R. Ferket of NC State University during his presentation, "Early feeding: a key element in antibiotic-free production” at HatchTech’s event at the 2018 International

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