Poultry Husbandry Department
Poultry, Hens, Rations, Eggs, Profits, Housing, Sanitation, Management, Poultry Husbandry
Feeding Hens for Egg Production
The chief interest of poultry raisers is to receive a reasonable return from their investment over the costs of stock, housing, feeding, and labor. Proper feeding alone will not do this, as successful poultry production depends on four major essentials, together with many minor ones. These major essentials are:
(1) birds bred for egg production, or good breeding
(4)sanitation and management
Reasons for Feeding
(1) Maintenance, repair of body tissues, storing of fat.
(2) To supply heat and energy.
(3) For reproduction, or egg production.
South Dakota State State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Agricultural Experiment Station
Tully, W. C., "Better Rations, More Eggs, Greater Profits" (1933). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 13.