Chicks make their own "humidity peak"

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calendar icon 21 July 2023
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Martin Barten, Senior Hatchery Specialist

A while ago, Martin Barten, senior hatchery specialist at Royal Pas Reform, visited a day-old broiler chick hatchery in Western Europe. The hatchery manager was having serious discussions with one of his clients, who found first week mortality in the chicks delivered from this hatchery to be too high. In the farmers’ opinion, the cause of mortality – often running as high as 3–4% – must, he believed, lie with the hatchery as he was providing the best conditions for the broilers, especially during the first week of life.

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Martin Barten

Senior Hatchery Specialist, Pas Reform Academy
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