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Abstract | Post-hatch | Chick quality | Early feeding

The Effect Of Post-Hatch Feed On Chick Development

R. Molenaar*, L. der Kinderen‡, R. Meijerhof*, H. van den Brand‡

*HatchTech BV, Veenendaal, The Netherlands; ‡Adaptation Physiology Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

In practice access to feed for day-old chicks is delayed, due to variation in hatch time, hatchery management and transport time. Early feeding seems beneficial for chick development, but the relation between diet composition and post-hatch development is hardly known. This study evaluates the effect of different feed types on chick development.

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