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

  title={History, changing scenarios and future strategies to induce moulting in laying hens},
  author={M. Yousaf and Abdul Shakoor Chaudhry},
  journal={World's Poultry Science Journal},
  pages={65 - 75}
  • M. 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
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