History, changing scenarios and future strategies to induce moulting in laying hens

@article{Yousaf2008HistoryCS,
  title={History, changing scenarios and future strategies to induce moulting in laying hens},
  author={Muhammad Murtaza Yousaf and Abdul Shakoor Chaudhry},
  journal={World's Poultry Science Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={64},
  pages={65 - 75}
}
  • Muhammad Murtaza Yousaf, Abdul Shakoor Chaudhry
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • World's Poultry Science Journal
  • Moulting is a natural phenomenon in birds during which they replace old plumage with new feathers, reduce feed intake, lose body weight and suspend reproduction. Moulting in laying hens can be induced by using photoperiods, feed deprivation or restriction or diets containing minerals or variable amounts of other ingredients. Induced moulting can result in higher egg production and improved quality. It reduces mortality, production costs and investments in new farms and hatcheries. While feed… CONTINUE READING

    Citations

    Publications citing this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 16 CITATIONS

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 105 REFERENCES

    Physiology and behavior of the hen during induced molt.

    VIEW 2 EXCERPTS

    The physiology of induced molting.

    VIEW 2 EXCERPTS