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Record number 359565
Title Control temperature of young chicks to reduce mortality
Author(s) Lourens, A.; Kuijpers, M.
Source World Poultry 18 (2002)11. - ISSN 1388-3119 - p. 24 - 26.
Department(s) Research Institute for Animal Husbandry
Publication type Article in professional journal
Publication year 2002
Keyword(s) pluimveehouderij - kuikens - lichaamstemperatuur - diergedrag - verwarming - meting - stalklimaat - poultry farming - chicks - body temperature - animal behaviour - heating - measurement - stall climate
Categories Haematology and Body Fluids / Animal Housing, Management and Care / Poultry
Abstract Individual chicks may have different environmental temperature demands. The trick is to provide every chick with the right body temperature. By measuring individual chick temperatures, hatchery staff and broiler growers or layer producers are better able to provide the right environmental temperature for every flock at all times. This will reduce first week mortality and improve performance
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