Growth curve and diet density affect eating motivation, behavior, and body composition of broiler breeders during rearing

@inproceedings{Mozos2017GrowthCA,
  title={Growth curve and diet density affect eating motivation, behavior, and body composition of broiler breeders during rearing},
  author={J. de los Mozos and Ana Isabel Garc{\'i}a-Ruiz and Leo A den Hartog and Mar{\'i}a Jes{\'u}s Villamide},
  booktitle={Poultry science},
  year={2017}
}
The aim of this work has been to assess the effect of diet density [control (CON) or 15% diluted (DIL)] and growth curve [recommended by the genetic line (RBW) or 15% heavier (HBW)] and their interaction on BW uniformity, feeding motivation, behavior, and body composition of broiler breeder pullets. A total of 3,000 one-day-old female breeders Ross 308, distributed in 20 pens, was randomly assigned to each treatment. Feed allowance was weekly adjusted to reach the desired BW. Feed was provided… CONTINUE READING

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