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QUESTION
I am a small operator of a free-range egg farm. I am molting about 1000 hens right now for the first time. I have been following research papers by Ken Koelkebeck. Right now my hens are in the corn diet part of the molt. My question is about the formulation of the 94% corn 6% CaCO3 part of the diet. I have been wetting the corn and putting the crushed limestone in and mixing, which is a pain in the neck. What formulation was used in the Koelkebeck studies?


ANSWER

Ground yellow corn 93.68% WM -% CGF -% DDGS -% SBM (dehulled) -% Meat and bone meal -% Limestone 4.67% Dicalcium phosphate -% Salt 0.30% Mineral mix 0.15% Vitamin mix 0.20% Larvadex 0.05% Calculated analysis: Crude protein 8.0% Metabolizable energy, kcal/kg 3,138% Calcium 2.0% Nonphytate phosphorus 0.25%







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