Culling hens

Culling hens

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During long periods of broodi- ness when a hen is not laying, the color returns to the skin and beak. Bleaching ... In a general molt, she then loses the feathers a€” in order a€” from the breast, body, wing, and tail. The date ... Some high- producing hens do not lose all body or wing feathers in the first- year molt. Generally ... Normally, a replacement feather begins to grow as soon as a primary is shed. A newanbsp;...

Title:Culling hens
Author:United States. Agricultural Research Service. Animal Husbandry Research Division
Publisher: - 1966


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