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Effects of debeaking and cage density on egg production

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E. L. Bramhall, Ventura County
T. M. Little, University of California

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California Agriculture 21(9):2-4.

Published September 01, 1967

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Cannibalism is one of the reactions of hens to the crowding of cage living. Debeaking at 12 to 17 weeks of age has provided a practical control of cannibalism in the past. The results of this trial show that early precision debeaking not only controlled cannibalism but also increased egg production, as compared with later debeaking.

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Effects of debeaking and cage density on egg production

E. L. Bramhall, T. M. Little
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Effects of debeaking and cage density on egg production

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article

Authors

E. L. Bramhall, Ventura County
T. M. Little, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 21(9):2-4.

Published September 01, 1967

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Cannibalism is one of the reactions of hens to the crowding of cage living. Debeaking at 12 to 17 weeks of age has provided a practical control of cannibalism in the past. The results of this trial show that early precision debeaking not only controlled cannibalism but also increased egg production, as compared with later debeaking.

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