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on October 12, 2021

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…

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