518 Research report PERTUSA M PATANCHON H CORRE T ROUSSET N PAUL M 2020 Starting of Label Rouge broilerClick here for resource
518 Research report
Starting of Label Rouge broiler production: preserving the welfare and the performances of animals
by PERTUSA M., PATANCHON H,, CORRE T., ROUSSET N., PAUL M.
2020 TEMA Avril-Mai-Juin 2020: 07-Jan
In Significant Impact Groups:
Housing and welfare \ None
Species targeted: Poultry;
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Starting of Label Rouge broiler production: preserving the welfareand the performances of animalsThe first days of life of the chicks are crucial and require special attention from the breeder. A good start is important for the further development of the animal and influences the success of the batch in breeding. For this reason, it seems important to sensitize the technical teams and the breeders to the management of the early period and to provide keys to better understand and control this phase.Following the start-up monitoring carried out in 45 Label Rouge broiler farms in the region Nouvelle Aquitaine (France); two major levers appeared to be significant in the success of this first period of the animal’s life:- Early feeding and watering, as soon as the chicks arrive in the building.- Good quality, dry and healthy bedding throughout the start-up period, implying controlled management ofpreheating, temperature and hygrometry as well as good air renewal in the building.
518 Research report – PERTUSA M., PATANCHON H,, CORRE T., ROUSSET N., PAUL M. – 2020 – Starting of Label Rouge broiler production: preserving the welfare and the performances of animals