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on March 1, 2022

Managing key pullet, layer gut health challenges

Gut health challenges in laying hens are complex and multifactorial. Feed, farm and health management are all required to achieve persistent layer and breeder flocks.

From early life through extended lay, hens typically experience common gut health challenges that can reduce egg production and producers’ economics.

To ensure that layer health and productivity are not compromised, producers need to focus on health, nutrition and farm management strategies.

There are three key periods when producers…

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