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For hens, the start of the lay period is key, as a relatively high number of problems can occur that might have a negative impact on their subsequent laying
Laying hens spend less time foraging and were slower to begin to forage in ammoniated environments compared to being out in the fresh air.
Enzyme benefits offer the potential to formulate with degraded specifications without impacting performance. Reducing feed phosphate cost for laying hens
Egg laying chickens have their own routine and daily schedule that they rigidly stick to, differentiating them from others in the flock.
Survival is an important welfare and economic trait in laying hens.
Different strains of commercial laying hens use given resources within an aviary system differently, which can influence bird health and bird behavior.
Progressive advances in nutrition and computer technology have developed feeding programs over the last 60 years
Adding levels of curcumin to the diets of laying hens may improve both hen immune functioning and the quality of eggs laid, say researchers.
Egg producers must account for more than just housing when changing production practices
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.