Unformatted text preview: breeder phase. 3A. Hens—from 0 to 16 weeks they receive 14 hrs of light, 16-28/29wks they receive 6-7 hrs, 29-end of production they receive 14 hrs. Toms—0-16wks receive 14 hrs, 16-25wks receive 10 hrs, from 25 to the end of production 12 hrs. 3B. Turkey breeder toms are stimulated earlier because they have a 3-4 week sperm production period. 4. AI allows for better fertility, increased hatchability, and an increase in the number of hens per tom. Negative consequences include cost, labor, supplies, and housing. 5A.Broody hens can be identified by there preference to lay egg on the floor, stop in production of eggs, hissyness, and an extreme desire to sit on the egg. 5B. Mark the birds, collect eggs often, walk through the houses, and train to lay in the nest. 5C. Change the surrounding environment, wire floor, lots of light, pull hen out of nest box....
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- Spring '08
- hens, Dr. Emmert POSC, breeder toms, Turkey breeder toms