Good Start from Early Post Hatch Feed
Dr. Roos Molenaar1 M.Sc. and Dr. ir. Henry van den Brand2
1HatchTech Incubation Technology B.V., P.O. Box 256, 3900 AG Veenendaal, the Netherlands; 2 Adaptation Physiology Group, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, the Netherlands.
Newly hatched chicks are very sensitive to environmental factors. Feed availability and ambient temperature are such factors. Recent research indicated that early post hatch feed and the composition on this feed positively affect early development and improve the hatchlings’ resistance against cold.