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Egg Production
on July 2, 2013

Calcium source particle size has an impact on pullets

Research suggests that bone density can be improved and keel bone deformities reduced if pullets are fed large particle size sources of calcium.

Dietary calcium is required for developing pullets and laying hens to supply adequate quantity and quality calcium for bone calcification, eggshell calcification and other physiological needs. It is important that an adequate quantity of calcium be available as well as adequate amounts of large particle size calcium.

Traditionally, only small…

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