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Poultry Nutrition / Mycotoxins / Livestock Feed Manufacturing / Animal Feed Additives
on November 5, 2018
Poultry

Nutritional changes to improve broiler breeder feathering

Increased protein, amino acids and other micro ingredients yield positive results

Feathering of broilers, broiler breeders and leghorn hens has been a topic of commercial interest for decades. In the past few years, broiler breeder feathering has become an issue in mid-production with poor feathering appearing by 45 weeks of age -- 8 to 10 weeks ahead of when some feather…

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