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Unformatted text preview: Leghorns What do we look for in Laying Hens? LOTS of eggs Feed efficiency Longevity (survivability) Pullet female prior to laying Hen female after laying Molting – rest period Lose feathers Lasts about 6-8 weeks 4-6 birds in each cage Majority of chicken markets: they don’t cram them into a small space o if they do…they’ll die egg-laying based on light * light-sensitive * ** No corners, round edges (chickens will go into a corner and smother each other) Georgia – biggest producer of chickens Why? Good temperature (less $$ to heat than to cool) ** Protein + Calcium are fed to increase growth...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course AVS 102 taught by Professor Launer during the Fall '06 term at Rhode Island.
- Fall '06