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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Hock burns in broilers.

What do you understand as hock burns in broilers. Hock burns refers to a blackish-brown discoloration of the surface of the skin at the hock in broilers. Hock burns also referred to as ammonia burns usually evident in soaked litter. This hock burn occurs after a long period of exposure with moisture and ammonia on poor quality litter. It is very important to monitor litter for health of the birds.