A comparison of bone strengths from broilers reared under various conditions in coops and floor pens.


A series of four trials was conducted to compare the influence of several design variables on the strength of bones from coop and floor-reared broilers. So that the activity of coop-reared broilers would increase, a fan system intermittently forced air up through the bottom of the coops. Because the broilers became accustomed to the intermittent force of… (More)