Increasing the Environmental Temperature Later in Lay and Performance of the Fowl

P. J. Cowan, W. Michie

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Abstract

1. For laying fowls fed on a conventional diet increasing the environmental temperature from 21 to 27 °C at 333 d of age resulted in a depressed rate of egg output (333 to 500 d). 2. Egg output for birds kept at 27 °C from 333 d could not be increased to the maximum rate of output of birds at 21 °C for this period by feeding a diet of equal energy content containing increased proportions of protein-rich ingredients. 3. The difference in both food intake and egg output between hens maintained at 21 and those maintained at 27 °C appeared to decrease when the higher temperature was introduced at 416 d of age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-343
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Poultry Science
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - 1 Sep 1980

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