Dietary biotin and turkey breeder performance.

  title={Dietary biotin and turkey breeder performance.},
  author={F Chen and Sally L. Noll and P E Waibel},
  journal={Poultry science},
  volume={73 5},
The effect of biotin supplementation on turkey breeder hen performance was examined in two experiments. A corn-soybean meal-based breeder diet was supplemented with biotin to provide a low (.178 mg/kg) and high (.75 mg/kg) level of dietary biotin. The diets were fed to female-line hens (Nicholas strain) starting at time of light stimulation (31 and 30 wk of age for Experiments 1 and 2, respectively) for 27 wk. Each diet was fed to four replicate pens of 25 hens each. In Experiment 1, egg… CONTINUE READING