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The Two Most Important Feed Nutrients for Egg Production

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The Two Most Important Feed Nutrients for Egg Production

~ By Daniel Goussac ~

What are the two most important nutrients for achieving a good egg production? It’s not often these days that the two most obvious answers that come to anyone’s mind – Protein and Calcium – are the correct answers, but in this case, they are! The full answer is, as usual, a bit more complex, and we will try and elaborate a bit in the next few paragraphs.

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Care of Laying Hens in Summer

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Care of Laying Hens in Summer

It’s rather obvious – days are getting longer, temperatures are higher, air humidity increases and the Jacarandas are blooming – summer is kicking, or at least nearly is! As expected – laying hens feel it as well. A hot summer can, sometimes, be stressful for them, but there are a few things we can do to keep our laying hens cool in summer to minimise the stress and let the flow of eggs continue with no interruption.

 

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Light for Laying Hens

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Light for Laying Hens

We can all feel it in the air – nights are getting cold, days  are getting shorter, rain drops occasionally drop on our heads – Autumn is here to be soon followed by winter.

And laying hens – they feel it too, of course;  and  they have a unique way of reacting to this change of season,  especially to the shortening of daylight hours. See what  can be done  do to help them get through this autumn blues…

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