Effect of hen age on intestinal development and glucose tolerance of the Pekin duckling.

@article{Applegate1999EffectOH,
  title={Effect of hen age on intestinal development and glucose tolerance of the Pekin duckling.},
  author={Todd J. Applegate and Emily Ladwig and L Weissert and Mike S Lilburn},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1999},
  volume={78 11},
  pages={1485-92}
}
Two experiments were conducted to determine whether hen age affects intestinal development and glucose clearance in Pekin ducklings after hatching. In Experiment 1, 85- to 92-g eggs were collected from 32- and 44-wk-old hens. The eggs from older hens contained proportionately more yolk, which resulted in a greater mass transfer of yolk sac DM and lipid from 21 to 25 d of incubation, and ducklings from older hens were heavier at hatching (P < or = 0.0001). Although the ducklings from the older… CONTINUE READING