Diet Manipulation to Reduce Phosphorus Excretion by Poultry
Ken W. Koelkebeck and Stephanie Boling; University of Illinois Extension
Phosphorus is an essential dietary nutrient for growing birds and is also essential for egg production and eggshell quality of laying hens. Even though an adequate amount of phosphorus is needed to support growth and production, there is a great concern about the contamination of land and water sources due to the phosphorus content in poultry manure. Thus, there is a great need to reduce the amoun...