Abnormal Appetite of Laying Hens in Feeding Experiments
T_e high proportion of feed costs in total operating expenses (1,2,6) indicates that the utilization of feed by the birds is closely related to the profitability of >oultry operations. The relationship between feed conversion (expressed as a ratio between weight units of feed consumed per weight unit of product) and profitability (defined as an increment .of total income over total costs) is es...متن کامل
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of wet feeding on feed conversion efficiency in laying hens during summer season. The study was carried out on 192 pullets of eight weeks age (distributed to four groups). The feed offered to chicks consisted of starter diet up to 8 weeks of age and grower diet up to 20 weeks of age. From 20 weeks onwards, birds were provided with layer diet u...متن کامل
The bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae can infect a wide range of mammals (including humans) and birds. Disease outbreaks (erysipelas) have been considered unusual in chickens internationally, but outbreaks with high mortality and egg production losses have been diagnosed in Swedish laying hen flocks every year since 1998. Different aspects of E. rhusiopathiae infection in chickens were exa...متن کامل
Comparative gonadotrophic potency of anterior pituitaries from cocks, laying hens and non-laying hens in molt.
A bulk of studies on the assay of gonadotrophic hormone content of the anterior pituitary from the animals in various reproductive conditions has been done. Riley and Fraps(1942b) assayed pituitary glands from chickens in various reproductive stages, judging the gonadotrophic potency by the increment of uterine weights of immature mice, and concluded that glands from non-laying hens produced a ...متن کامل
Sequential feeding (SF) consists of splitting energy (E) and protein/calcium (P) fractions temporally, improving the feed conversion ratio (FCR) of hens compared with a continuous distribution during the day. In a previous study, the E fraction (with a low level of protein) was provided in the morning, whereas the P fraction (with low level of energy) was given in the afternoon. However, there ...متن کامل
عنوان ژورنال: Poultry Science