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on March 12, 2019

Evaluating early feeding for broilers is complicated

Several variations of early feeding for broilers are being implemented in Europe, but each system has strengths and challenges.

Is early feeding beneficial to broiler chicks? The answer is uncertain.

It has been suggested that early feeding of broiler chicks can increase growth rate, enhance development, improve chick welfare, increase hydration and reduce chick mortality, according to Ron Meijerhof, an independent incubation specialist at Poultry Performance. He explained to…

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