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Record number 365534
Title The relationship between chick characteristics, broiler welfare and growth
Author(s) Jong, I.C. de; Fillerup, M.; Riedstra, B.; Boerjan, M.L.; Hopster, H.
Department(s) Livestock Research
LR - Backoffice
Publication type Poster (professional)
Publication year 2008
Keyword(s) pluimveehouderij - kippen - dierenwelzijn - huisvesting van kippen - broedplaatsen - vleeskuikens - poultry farming - fowls - animal welfare - chicken housing - breeding places - broilers
Categories Animal Health and Welfare / Poultry
Abstract In hatchery management, one-day-old chick quality is related to breeding and hatching conditions. However, it is likely that one-day-old chick quality is also related to broiler welfare and growth. Therefore, the authors studied if day-old chicks of optimal quality differ from day-old chicks of suboptimal quality in welfare aspects (behaviour, walking ability) and production aspects (growth) between 1-8 and 35-42 days of age
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