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Aarhus broiler breeder pullets Riber.jpg Photo: Anja B. Riber.
Broiler breeder pullets from the study in which the effects of three fiber-rich types of feed on the animal welfare during rearing have been examined.

Fiber-rich feed may influence broiler breeder welfare

Comprehensive study suggests diluting broiler breeder rations with fiber or roughage may prevent issues with hungry birds.

Reduced energy content in standard broiler breeder feed, combined with a daily allocation of roughage, may be a way to prevent problems of hunger and unsatisfied behavioral needs in conventional broiler breeder flocks, according to the results of a comprehensive new study conducted by the Aarhus University department of animal science in Denmark.

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