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on September 24, 2021

Do chicks need immediate feed and water access?

Domestic integrators must decide if gains correlated with early access to feed and water are worthy of the steep investment.

Early feeding of broiler chicks could become more widespread in the United States in the next decade. 

Currently, the practice which takes many forms – from adding starter feed and water lines into hatchers, to placing gels in chick baskets to hatching chicks in the litter on the farm –…

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