In general, growers choose 1 of 2 accepted methods to feed broiler breeders during the production period.
- The first is to distribute feed in the dark: A few minutes before the lights come on in the morning, or up to 1 hour after the lights come on but also then using dark-out feed distribution.
- The second option is to feed the flocks 7-8 hours after the lights come on: This programme is called late-morning feeding. The lights are switched off in dark-out production facilities during feed distribution and then switched back on when the first loop with feed has come around. This option is preferred when there are issues with feed distribution, eggshell quality, labour, or too high floor and slat eggs. Proper environmental control with efficient tunnel ventilation and evaporative pad cooling is essential to avoid heat stress-related issues.
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