Effect of Hatchery on Early Colonizing Gastrointestinal Bacteria in Broiler Production

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day: Day One


• Microbiota influences the health and production efficiency of poultry, but has found t be highly variable within and between broiler and turkey flocks
• Previous results have shown that microbiota acquired by day-old chicks and poults is mainly influenced by environmental factors at the hatchery
• The objective of this study is to correlate the microbiota from different hatcheries with performance parameters of the broiler flocks