Access to water and feed in the hatcher increases chick heat production
Years of experience have taught hatchery managers,
day-old-chick transporters, and poultry farmers which climate
conditions their newly hatched chicks prefer. However, the
world of incubation is changing, and the requirements of the
day-old-chick may be changing along with it. One important
change is the development of systems in which chicks receive
water and feed immediately post hatch.