General principles of the lighting programmes during laying period

Published on: 09/13/2006
Author/s : Hendrix Genetics

In the production as well as the rearing periods, the lighting programme greatly influences the feed consumption. In addition, during all its life, a chicken remains sensitive to changes in the duration of illumination.The objective of the lighting programmes during production period is:- to encourage growth at start of lay- to counteract the harmful effects of decreases in natural day length- t...

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Paul Cotter Paul Cotter
September 13, 2006
Good list of reasons for lighting programme.
Alabi Kehinde Alabi Kehinde
Animal Nutritionist
July 5, 2008
The point of lay depend on the attained weight of the hen. Most hen starta laying at 2kg b.w. and I fate to be able to maintain the production of eggs the b.w. must not, perharps this may be a reason for extra hour of lighting to eat to be able to produce. More work needed to be done on the effect of light when feeds are not available.

Kehinde Alabi
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