BROILER CHICKS placed on poultry farms need a comfortable environment with plenty of fresh air before they begin to feed, drink and explore their surroundings.
So setting up farms and ventilation systems to offer enough oxygen to allow the birds' brains to begin firing on all cylinders is critical, according to Aviagen UK technical service manager Glenn Bushell.
The most important thing is to observe birds after they are placed, he says, to get an understanding of how they are responding to their new environment.
Following that, it is about making careful adjustments to the environment to make sure thei...
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