Transylvanian naked neck chickens
Early post-hatch body temperature, haematology and growth performance in Transylvanian naked neck chicks hatched from eggs stored for different durations
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Thermo-hygrometer was used to take the pen temperature and relative humidity. Temperature-humidity index was calculated. Rectal and skin temperature was measured with clinical and infrared thermometers respectively. Respiratory rate was counted per minute. Haematological parameters were determined as described in literatures. Digital haemoglobinometer was used to determine haemoglobin concentration H:L ratio and erythrocytic derivatives were calculated. Weight gain and feed intake monitored weekly with weighing scale. Feed conversion ratio and relative growth were calculated.