Iron metabolism in the laying hen.

@article{Ramsay1954IronMI,
  title={Iron metabolism in the laying hen.},
  author={W. N. M. Ramsay and Elizabeth A. Campbell},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1954},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={
          313-7
        }
}
The laying hen excretes relatively large quantities of iron in the eggs. In our experience, a weekly output of 6 mg. Fe is not uncommon, and a good layer may lose 150-200 mg. in a year. This loss, which is not suffered by the non-laying bird, is so great that interesting changes in the processes of iron metabolism must precede or accompany the onset of laying. This paper presents the results of some in-vestigations in this field. 

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