Background update:Jan 18, 2010

Strong sun can mean pale shells

It seems that UV light has an effect on eggshell colour when diets high in vitamin D3 are fed. Producers may therefore need to be more careful with vitamin D3 levels in feed to avoid eggshell trouble.

Keywords: light, UV light, eggs, egg shell colour, egg shell

Source: World Poultry magazine. Issue 23.9
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