Evaluation of growth, hormonal, and hematological responses of neonatal chickens to reduced temperature brooding.

@article{Scott1985EvaluationOG,
  title={Evaluation of growth, hormonal, and hematological responses of neonatal chickens to reduced temperature brooding.},
  author={Tom Scott and K. W. Washburn},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1985},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={777-84}
}
A series of experiments was conducted to examine the response of neonatal, male broiler chicks to brooding at a reduced temperature. In Trials 1 and 2, chicks brooded at 26.7 C generally had lower body weights and higher serum corticosterone levels during the first week after hatch than those brooded at 32.2 C. However, significant differences in body weight were observed only on Day 6 in Trial 1 and on Days 1 and 5 in Trial 2. Serum corticosterone levels, likewise, were not significantly… CONTINUE READING

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