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on June 24, 2022

Male layer chick welfare progresses in dietary research

Higher energy feed and amino acid inclusion could help grow male layer birds to appropriate market weights for meat production.

A feeding strategy for male layer chicks was developed to help birds reach an acceptable slaughter weight for meat production. However, the strategy’s cost could be problematic for producers.

Over the 98-day research study, birds fed a standard layer diet (group one) consumed over 0.6 kg more per bird compared…

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