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ANSC 324 Chick Nutrition Experiments_Scenarios_2007

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Dietary Treatments for Chick Experiment- ANSC324 Broiler chicks will be fed from 0-2 weeks of age. Therefore, nutrient requirements for a 0-2 wk old broiler should be used. Scenario #1. You work for a large-scale poultry operation that markets a 5 lb broiler at 42 d of age. With a 7d clean out period in between flocks this allows barns to be turned 7.4 times per year. Your boss would like to get this number closer to 8 turns per year. To do this, you need to decrease your days to market by about 3.4d, which represents a 6.9% improvement in feed efficiency. Being a cautious individual, you don’t want to make any drastic changes to the diet without doing a little experimentation first. So, you have obtained access to a set of petersime battery cages, where you can experiment with dietary changes that you think may improve feed efficiency. Your boss has asked you to: 1) Develop a hypothesis as to what dietary changes you think will improve feed efficiency 2) Design an experiment with 3 dietary treatments to test this hypothesis 3) Prepare the necessary diets 4) Run the experiment 5) Prepare a scientific poster summarizing the experiment and the results for your boss
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