Passage of feed through the adult rooster.

  title={Passage of feed through the adult rooster.},
  author={I R Sibbald},
  journal={Poultry science},
  volume={58 2},
Five experiments were made to measure the time required for feed residues to clear the alimentary canal. The cumulative production of excreta dry matter was the primary criterion of measurement although attempts were made to adopt a stained particle technique. The latter was confounded by the production of metabolic and endogenous wastes. When full-fed adult roosters were taken off feed the residues within their alimentary canals were voided within 24 hr. Subsequent experiments involved placing… CONTINUE READING

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