Dietary phosphorus and egg shell thickness in the domestic fowl.

  title={Dietary phosphorus and egg shell thickness in the domestic fowl.},
  author={T. Geoffrey Taylor},
  journal={British poultry science},
  volume={6 1},
  • T. Taylor
  • Published 1965
  • Biology, Medicine
  • British poultry science
Synopsis The influence of two diets, differing only in their phosphorus content, on egg shell thickness was compared in 24 pullets in a change‐over experiment lasting 8 weeks. The mean shell thickness of the eggs laid on the low‐phosphorus diet (0.46 per cent total phosphorus) was 2 per cent greater than the mean thickness expressed interms of mg./cm.2 on the high‐phosphorus diet (1 per cent total phosphorus), and this difference was statistically significant. It is suggested that the increase… Expand
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