Effect of post-hatch feed deprivation on chick development

July 07, 2016
Early feeding

Today’s commercial broilers are different from the broilers from 50 years ago. The animals’ body mass has increased significantly, even if their organ size has remained more or less the same. More than ever, delayed feed access has long-lasting negative effects on a chick’s growth performance, intestinal development, immune system and muscle development.

By providing access to feed and water immediately post-hatch, the negative effects of feed deprivation are avoided and optimal development is ensured for all chicks, whether they are the first or the last to hatch. The following publication from our Research Team explains the effect of post-hatch feed deprivation on chick quality. Read the article here.

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