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As birds progress through lay, calcium intake
needs to increase, alongside a reduction in available
or digestible phosphorus. To optimize calcium nutrition, it is important to consider the physical form
and the time it is fed. Large particles are retained in
the gut for longer, meaning they are available during
the dark period.

Split feeding hens
The technique of feeding different diets at different

The cage-free layer is no
different from one kept
under intensive conditions,
but the way it interacts
with its environment is
very different. Terrence O'Keefe

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times of the day is nothing new. However, interest
in the technique is re-emerging with flocks kept
in production for longer. The current practice of
providing hens with only one diet may not result
in optimal utilization of nutrients. Split feeding
delivers the optimal supply of nutrients in order
to meet the specific needs of the hen during the
egg formation process. Two feeds are supplied at
different times of the day:
■ The morning diet is designed to meet energy, protein


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Egg Industry - May 2019
7 cage-free layer nutrition issues that require attention
Feeding for success in cage-free egg production
Top Egg Company trends, statistics and predictions
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Egg Industry - May 2019 - 7 cage-free layer nutrition issues that require attention
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Egg Industry - May 2019 - Feeding for success in cage-free egg production
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