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Supplementing mature layer hen feed with grape pomace flour when they experience heat stress may improve feed intake, bird production and egg quality following
Adding sunflower meal to layer diets may lower manure-based emissions of hydrogen sulfide, and improve intestinal microflora, say researchers.
Even when the same energy and protein intake is maintained for all three energy levels, egg size will be larger in hens fed the high energy diets.
Study shows positive impact on the bottom-line without a negative impact on performance.
Adding vitamins A and E to the diets of laying hens exposed to high temperatures can support egg production, bird health and feed conversion, say researchers.
Modern demands on the laying hen have created a “perfect storm” of conditions for generating keel bone damage, one of the leading researchers on the topic
The management provided to a flock before the start of lay can mean the difference of 10 or more eggs per hen through 80 weeks.
Controlling litter moisture and depth in cage-free aviary systems are important for maintaining air quality and bird health.
Hens raised in conditions generating heat stress may lay better eggs if their diet includes supplemental phytase, even if diet quality is poor
Laying hens may display improved production and stronger eggs when levels of amino acid-complexed manganese are added to feeds, say researchers.