Due to increased demand for broiler chicks, broiler breeder operations are interested in dietary strategies that can enhance broiler breeder reproduction and improve hatchability.

Necrotic enteritis in broiler chickens

The objectives of this experiment were to evaluate the effect of a formaldehyde-based feed sanitizer on broiler breeder hen reproduction, feed and eggshell contamination, incubation characteristics, and offspring early livability.

Treating broiler breeder feed did not affect overall hen reproduction or hatchability, although it reduced live pip numbers at hatch, and improved the graded quality of hatched chicks.

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