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Poultry Nutrition / Poultry Health & Disease / Hens
on September 21, 2016

Feed management: The dilemma of a pre-layer diet

Using a pre-layer diet has obvious benefits but might also predispose pullets to kidney failure.

A pre-layer diet is a special formula, rich in calcium, that is being offered to developing pullets during the last couple weeks before they start laying their first eggs. In most cases, this is during the period from the 16th until the 18th week of age. There are…

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