Control of the development of the ovarian follicular hierarchy in broiler breeder pullets by food restriction during rearing.

@article{Hocking1989ControlOT,
  title={Control of the development of the ovarian follicular hierarchy in broiler breeder pullets by food restriction during rearing.},
  author={Paul M Hocking and David Waddington and Melissa A. Walker and A. B. Gilbert},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={1989},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={161-73}
}
1. The increase in the numbers of yellow and of white ovarian follicles was studied from 10 weeks of age to sexual maturity in broiler breeder pullets fed ad libitum and on a restricted intake. The growth of follicles greater than 1 mm diameter commenced at 14 to 16 weeks of age in ad libitum birds and at 22 to 24 weeks in those which were restricted. 2. In a second experiment, groups of birds restricted from 4 d of age were transferred to ad libitum feeding at 2-week intervals and examined at… CONTINUE READING

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