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on January 26, 2021

What challenges are faced by today’s hatching chicks?

A lack of water and feed immediately post-hatch can lead to chicks dehydrating and losing weight.

Traditional hatcheries may be causing challenges for hatching chicks due to changes in poultry genetics, says Joost ter Heert, commercial director at HatchTech.

Speaking at the 2021 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) Marketplace TECHTalks, he noted that today’s genetics generate a lot more heat when compared with hatching…

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