Section 1
Chapter 92

Failure to improve the reproductive performance of turkey breeder hens by supplementing a low protein diet with methionine

Jensen, L.S.

Poultry Science 52(5): 1988-1990


ISSN/ISBN: 0032-5791
PMID: 4760749
DOI: 10.3382/ps.0521988
Accession: 000091642

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Three replicate groups each of 11 Large White turkey hens 32 weeks old were given for 20 weeks one of four 12% protein experimental diets based on ground wheat and dried peas (Pisum sativum). The diets had 0, 0.05, 0.1 and 0.2% added methionine. The hens were artificially inseminated at 7-day intervals and sound eggs were stored at 55 deg F, weighed and incubated at 2-week intervals. Egg production, feed consumption, bodyweight, egg weight, fertility and hatchability were noted.

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