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eggs per year in 1947.”? Was it because of the diseases which killed some hens and then the special medicines allowed more production? What were the factors for the double of production in the fifty years?
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6/24/2018 Topic: Module 6 Discussion - Jumping Jackrabbits 6/17 Reply (http Ching Hao Fan (h±ps://psu.instructure.com/groups/444639/users/6703860) Thursday Reply Yes, diseased is one of the factors. Special medicines were developed to help combat parasites, such as leg mites. Scientifically controlling what the birds ate was another major step forward in maintaining healthy hens and ensuring eggs of consistent quality. Improved technology (For example: moving hens to indoor.) and the development of sophisticated mechanical equipment make the production double . (http Wei‐Rong Chang (h±ps://psu.instructure.com/groups/444639/users/6414774) Thursday Reply Hi Josephine, I think it is due to the advances in breeding technology. The chicken now is taking care in a better way and the agricultural factory increases the efficiency. Besides, I doubt there are also some stimulator they using to helps the egg production speed. (http Katelyn Slavin (h±ps://psu.instructure.com/groups/444639/users/6679615) 10:01am I agree that it was very interesting to read about all of the different breeds. I did not know there were International Primary Breeders that help produce the best bird for production. I think that now, there is more science involved in the process. I do not think it is as "natural" as it was in the past; however, I think the farmers see the profit of keeping the hens indoors and controlling the conditions for them. I understand the importance of keeping the hens healthy for consumer consumption. I just hope that most farmers are helping the hens feel as though they are in their natural
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6/24/2018 Topic: Module 6 Discussion - Jumping Jackrabbits 7/17 Reply environment as much as possible. Overall, they are sacrificing the hens freedom and controlling their environment so they can produce more eggs. (http Adriene Klosowski (h±ps://psu.instructure.com/groups/444639/users/6761560) 4:52pm Reply I do agree. Why are they different now? Does that have to do with the breeding that we are making better birds? Because if there no hormones or anything like that how do we double the egg production in 50 years? And in 50 more years could it double again? Are we working on that as an option? This could help with our hungry crisis we have in the world? (https:// Ching Hao Fan (h±ps://psu.instructure.com/groups/444639/users/6703860) Thursday Reply It was mentioned in the module 6.5 that in the modern egg industry , most laying hens are hybrid White Leghorns (white egg producers) or sex­linked hybrids that resemble New Hampshire Reds and Barred Plymouth Rocks (brown egg producers).
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