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How to... Assess crop fill by Aviagen

by 5m Editor
3 April 2018, at 12:00am

The Broiler How To series provides practical, hands-on, step-by-step advice on key management topics for broilers.

Assessing crop fill at key times after placement is a useful means of determining appetite development and checking that all chicks have found feed and water. The chicks need to find feed and water quickly to achieve good growth rate, feed conversion ratio (FCR), flock uniformity, skeletal development and processing performance.

Aviagen Broiler How Tos:

This information is taken from Broiler How To 4- How to assess crop fill.

The Broiler How To series provides practical, hands-on, step-by-step advice on key management topics for broilers.

  1. How to set up a spot brooding circle
  2. How to set up whole-house brooding
  3. How to monitor temperature and relative humidity (RH)
  4. How to assess crop fill
  5. How to bulk weigh broilers between 0 and 21 days onwards
  6. How to individually weigh broilers from 21-28 days onwards.

Please visit www.aviagen.com or contact your local representative to get copies of the Broiler How To documents or to obtain further information.