Early lay diet density and hen size – do they affect hen productivity and egg quality in late lay?

Achieving good egg shell quality becomes more difficult in late lay when the shell becomes thinner, while the egg becomes larger.

WENDY MUIR, YEASMIN AKTER, KEN BRUERTON and PETER GROVES* evaluate if a diet of higher nutrient density (HND) at the start of lay could circumvent challenges of lower feed intake in lighter weight hens and conclude that overall, these hens demonstrated benefits, while the HND diet achieved signific...

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