University of California

Restricted feeding of Leghorn layers


Milo H. Swanson
Gary W. Johnston

Authors Affiliations

Milo H. Swanson is Extension Poultry Specialist, Cooperative Extension, U.C., Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 29(11):10-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v029n11p10. November 1975.

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A number of variables govern the amount of feed consumed daily by full-fed laying hens. Most important are body weight, ambient temperature, energy level of the feed, and egg production rate. A change in any one of these variables causes a compensatory change in feed intake as the birds attempt to adjust energy consumption to energy needs. But chickens are not all equally proficient in making that adjustment.

Swanson M, Johnston G. 1975. Restricted feeding of Leghorn layers. Hilgardia 29(11):10-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v029n11p10
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