Longer journeys to processing plants are associated with higher mortality in broiler chickens.

@article{Warriss1992LongerJT,
  title={Longer journeys to processing plants are associated with higher mortality in broiler chickens.},
  author={P. D. Warriss and E A Bevis and Steven N. Brown and Jessica E. Edwards},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={1992},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={201-6}
}
1. The number of broilers recorded as dead on arrival (DOA) in 1113 journeys to a poultry processing plant was related to the length of the journeys. The average journey time was 3.3 h and the maximum recorded was 9 h. 2. Overall, 0.194% of 3.2 million birds were DOA. Mortality was higher for journeys which took longer. For journeys lasting less than 4 h the incidence of dead birds was 0.156%; for longer journeys the incidence was 0.283%. 3. There was some evidence that it was time of journey… CONTINUE READING