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Also, broiler chickens are bred to heft up quickly. "But in the process they generate a lot of heat," says Cahaner. Farmers keep broilers comfy by ventilating their environment to approximately 20[degrees]C (68[degrees]F). "Otherwise their internal body temperature will soar and they die."
In developing countries with hot climates, where air conditioning is costly, Cahaner thinks his featherless model could be highly cost-effective--the chickens keep cool and grow rapidly. "Obviously, these chickens aren't meant for the open fields of England in winter, says Cahaner." A naked bird may catch cold.
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