Effect of dietary energy and NSP concentration and particle size of NSP on eating behaviour, feather pecking behaviour and performance of laying hens

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Abstract

An experiment with 588 ISA Brown layer strains was conducted to measure the effect of dietary energy (11.8 versus 10.6 MJ/kg) and NSP (133 versus 195 g/kg) concentration and particle size of the NSP fraction (fine versus coarse) on eating behaviour, feather pecking behaviour and eggperformance of laying hens from 18 to 40 weeks of age. 7 experimental diets were tested, each replicated 7 times
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherAnimal Sciences Group
Number of pages65
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameReport / Animal Sciences Group
PublisherAnimal Sciences Group
No.46
ISSN (Print)1570-8616

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Keywords

  • poultry farming
  • hens
  • feeding behaviour
  • feather pecking
  • animal welfare
  • laying performance

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