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on October 4, 2021

Keel bone fractures found more common in small layers

The University of Copenhagen conducted a study concerning prevalence of keel bone fractures in layers in relation to bird and egg size.

Keel bone damage has often been recognized by the egg industry as an important issue affecting layers that occurs in all types of housing. Fractures are commonly attributed to collisions in the layer houses. However, after investigating prevalence of keel bone fractures in Danish layer hens, researchers at the University…

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