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Chickens in a warming world

Global warming is going to make a remarkable difference to animal keeping and, in particular, poultry. The breeds we keep may need to be re-evaluated or tremendous losses may occur; housing will have survival as a driver and owners may need to take more responsibility for the ration offered.

Sounding rather exaggerated? Not with poultry, especially small farm and backyard birds. These fall through the cracks in terms of targeted products and professional advice, so we will be undertaking the research to develop a new range of strategies to ensure survival and success.

BREEDS FOR THE FUTURE

Poultry show signs of stress

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