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Restriction of feed consumption and body weight in turkey breeder hens during the rearing period to improve reproductive performance

Crouch, A.N.; Grimes, J.L.; Christensen, V.L.; Garlich, J.D.

Zootecnica International 5: 50-56

2001


Accession: 003549551

Two experiments were conducted to determine the effect of early severe feed restriction in body weight (BW) of turkey broiler breeders. Experiment 1 consisted of 576 turkey breeder hen poults divided into 3 groups, N3 and N6 hens were feed restricted at 3 and 6 weeks of age at skip-a-day, respectively, and the control (NO). For experiment 2, the 722 turkey breeder hen poults were divided into 2 groups (CF and RF).

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