Background update:Oct 12, 2010

Manipulating egg weight and shell quality with phase feeding

A marketable egg weight and stable shell right to the end of the laying period are not only important elements in the breeding strategy. They also require constant support through a balanced nutrient supply, which must be tailored to the hens' age and level of production.

This article can also be found at World Poultry Volume 19 number 8. To view the article online simply click on the link below.

Keywords: Management, layers, eggs, shell quality, feeding, diet, nutrition



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