Article published the July 30, 2021
One of the purposes of preheating a broiler house is to insure the litter is properly dried prior to chick placement. Research has shown that the higher the litter moisture level, the higher the level of ammonia production, potential for bacterial growth, paw damage, and likelihood the chicks may be chilled by sitting on cool, damp litter. Furthermore, high litter moisture levels will tend to redu ...
Discussion created on September 21, 2017
Does anyone know how to access MAFF and internal research reports from Gleadthorpe Experimental Husbandry Farm (EHF) from the 1980's. They conducted research on litter management and contact dermatitis but the reports don't seem to be available. In particular, I'm after the following:
Bray, T.S. (1984). The effect of the diet on the litter condition and downgrading of
broilers. ADAS internal rep ...
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