Hedgerows can reduce heat stress in pasture-raised chickens
Birds raised with access to foliage showed improved growth rates and immune response.
Adding foliage such as hedgerows to pasture-raised chicken operations could help reduce heat stress, improving growth rate and immune response, according to the findings of a study published in Frontiers in Animal Science.
“The addition of hedgerows may improve the welfare of pastured broiler chickens. Our research suggests that hedgerows…