A.S. Series 69-27
Approximately 600 large white and 150 broiler type poults were started, intermingled, in battery brooders. At three weeks of age, the poults were transferred to pens with crushed corn cob litter on the floors. Each poult had 2 sq. ft. of floor space. When the broilers were sold at 15 weeks, the remaining poults each then had 2.5 sq. ft. of floor space. The large turkeys were sold at 24 weeks of age. The turkeys were grown in complete confinement in a windowless house with a cement floor.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Guenthner, E. and Carlson, C. W., "Economical Turkey Broiler Diets" (1969). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1969. 7.