Meal feeding is more effective than early feed restriction at reducing the prevalence of leg weakness in broiler chickens.

@article{Su1999MealFI,
  title={Meal feeding is more effective than early feed restriction at reducing the prevalence of leg weakness in broiler chickens.},
  author={Gaoyan Su and Poul S\orensen and Steve C. Kestin},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1999},
  volume={78 7},
  pages={949-55}
}
Two trials were conducted to investigate whether manipulation of feeding pattern or early feed intake affected the prevalence of leg weakness in broiler chickens. In Trial 1, the birds were offered two, three, or four meals per day or consumed feed ad libitum. In Trial 2, a multifactorial design was used with age at start, duration of restriction, and severity of restriction as factors. The start of restrictions were at 5, 7, or 9 d, duration of restriction was 5 or 7 d, and feed was restricted… CONTINUE READING
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