The Effect of Nipple Height on Broiler Performance

B. D. Lott, J. D. May, J. D. Simmons, S. L. Branton
2001 Poultry Science  
Two trials, using a total of 3,200 male broilers, were conducted to compare the effects of a trough drinker versus three different heights on a nipple drinker system on body weight gain and feed:gain. The broilers were housed in temperature-controlled litter pens at 25 or 30 C. An 8-ft open trough was used. The nipple drinker heights were adjusted as 1) low (no neck stretch and drink from the side of the beak), 2) medium (stretch neck and drink from the end of the beak), and 3) high (first
more » ... 3) high (first elevate breast, then stretch neck and drink from the end of the (
doi:10.1093/ps/80.4.408 pmid:11297277 fatcat:ka3wzvmd2fg67ksemiyjhujroi