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Scientific | Hatching | Chick quality | Early feeding

Effects of Moment of Hatch and Feed Access on Chicken Development

D. M. Lamot*†, I. B. van de Linde*, R. Molenaar‡, C. W. van der Pol†‡, P. J. A. Wijtten*, B. Kemp†, H. van den Brand†

*Cargill Animal Nutrition Innovation Center Velddriel, Veilingweg 23, NL-5534LD Velddriel, the Netherlands; † Adaptation Physiology Group, Wageningen University, PO Box 338, NL-6700AH Wageningen, the Netherlands; ‡ HatchTech B.V., PO Box 256, NL-3900AG Veenendaal, the Netherlands.

The current study evaluated effects of hatch moment and immediate feed and water access within a 24-h hatch window on chicken growth and development.

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