6000 Feeding Issues for Broiler Breeder Feather Cover | UGA Cooperative Extension

Feather coverage is important for both thermoregulation and disease prevention. Because feathers are made of protein, there are obvious nutritional factors that affect feather coverage in high yield broiler breeds. This publication summarizes the importance and structure of the feather and the feed-related factors that impact feather coverage.


Status and Revision History
Published on Aug 12, 2016

Faculty
Justin Fowler Assistant Professor, Poultry Science
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