Hatching system and time effects on broiler physiology and posthatch growth.

@article{Ven2011HatchingSA,
  title={Hatching system and time effects on broiler physiology and posthatch growth.},
  author={Lotte J F van de Ven and A V van Wagenberg and Marianne Debonne and Eddy M-P Decuypere and Bas Kemp and Henry van den Brand},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2011},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={1267-75}
}
A multilevel housing system for broilers was developed, named Patio (Vencomatic BV, Eersel, the Netherlands), in which the hatching and brooding phase are combined. In a Patio system, climate conditions differ from those provided in the hatchers currently in use. We compared the physiology of broilers hatched in a hatcher or in a Patio system, and included the effects of hatching time. Eggs from 1 breeder flock were incubated until embryonic d 18 in a setter and subsequently placed in a hatcher… CONTINUE READING

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