Evaluating broiler growth and mortality in chicks with minor navel conditions at hatching.

@article{Fasenko2008EvaluatingBG,
  title={Evaluating broiler growth and mortality in chicks with minor navel conditions at hatching.},
  author={G. M. Fasenko and Enda O’Dea},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2008},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={
          594-7
        }
}
As commercial hatcheries become more automated, there are fewer opportunities for chicks with minor unhealed navel conditions to be identified and removed before being shipped to farms. An experiment was undertaken to evaluate the effect of common navel conditions occurring at hatching on subsequent broiler performance. In each of 2 trials, chicks with normal navels and minor navel conditions (navel button or leaky navel) were collected from a commercial hatchery on the day of hatch. Chicks… CONTINUE READING

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