Mona F.Giersberg, IlsePoolen, Krisde Baere, HenkGunnink, Theovan Hattum, Johan W.van Riel, Ingrid C.de Jong, 

Hatching conditions did not affect broiler chicken general behavior.

Hatching conditions affected the responses of chickens in more challenging test situations.

Hatchery-hatched chickens showed a more active response than on-farm hatched chickens.

The underlying causes of these effects remain to be investigated.

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