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SUMMER chickens "on herbs"

Steenfeldt, S. and Horsted, K. (2013) SUMMER chickens "on herbs". ICROFS News, June 2013, 2, pp. 7-8.

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In the organic RDD project ’SUMMER’, an experiment with organic broilers with access to a large range area with herbs has been performed. The effect of chicken genotypes with different growth rates and different feeding strategies on the animals’ feed intake, growth, welfare, health and meat quality was investigated.
The results so far indicate that it is necessary to use chicken genotypes with lower growth rates for a better welfare, and the focus should be on the individual genotype and its actual nutrient requirements and utilisation of feed from the range area.

EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Keywords:chickens; herbs
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation: Denmark > Organic RDD 1 > SUMMER
Deposited By: Kirkegaard, Lene/LKI
ID Code:22871
Deposited On:09 Aug 2013 09:02
Last Modified:09 Aug 2013 09:02
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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