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Cage density and the effect on layer performance

Many experiments have demonstrated the effect of increased space allowance on mortality, egg production and other commercial traits in layers. One of the less studied aspects of these changes is the response of different genotypes to changes in space allocation.

This article can also be found at World Poultry Volume 18 number 6. To view the article online simply click on the link below.

Keywords: welfare, layers, laying hens, cages, genotype, space allocation



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