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International Journal of Poultry Science
  Year: 2020 | Volume: 19 | Issue: 8 | Page No.: 346-355
DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2020.346.355
 
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Phenotypic Correlation Between External and Internal Egg Quality Characteristics in 85-Week-Old Laying Hens
J.S. Inca, D.A. Martinez and C. Vilchez

Abstract:

Background and Objective: Several studies confirm that the age of hens has a tremendous impact on external and internal egg quality characteristics. Egg production could be at serious risk if egg quality characteristics and age of hens are not seriously considered. This study was conducted to analyze the phenotypic correlations between some internal and external egg quality characteristics in old laying hens. Materials and Methods: A total of 288 eggs of 85-week-old Hy-Line Brown laying hens were collected during 3 weeks and their internal and external egg characteristics were evaluated. Results: Phenotypic correlations between egg quality characteristics in old laying hens indicate a negative impact on shell and albumen quality but not affected yolk quality characteristics. Conclusion: This study helps to understand that raising laying hens above 80 weeks would have a negative impact on egg quality characteristics.

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J.S. Inca, D.A. Martinez and C. Vilchez, 2020. Phenotypic Correlation Between External and Internal Egg Quality Characteristics in 85-Week-Old Laying Hens. International Journal of Poultry Science, 19: 346-355.

DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2020.346.355

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijps.2020.346.355

 
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