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LOHMANN TIERZUCHT

MANAGEMENT GUIDE

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feed, but more water in an effort to cool their

body down.

Check the water quality regularly, especially

if you use your own water supply like well

water.

For example excessive salt levels in drinking

water can cause persistent damage to shell

quality and hard water with high TDS* levels

may cause kidney damage.

Grit

Feedinggritisnotamustbutisrecommended

when rations are supplemented by grains.

This stimulates the development of the crop

and the gizzard during the rearing period,

which in turn has a positive effect on feed

intake capacity.

Table 13: Amount and Granulation of

Grit Dependent on Age

Week 1–2

once a week 1g /bird

(size 1

2 mm)

Week 3–8

once a week 2g/bird

(size 3–4 mm)

From

week9

once a month 3g/bird

(size 4

6 mm)

Litter (Non Cage Housing)

Only use shavings from untreated wood in

order to avoid poisoning and residues in the

egg.

Provide sufficient ventilation to ensure good

litter condition and remove wet litter, if

necessary.

Egg Quality and

Egg Collection

LOHMANN BROWN-CLASSIC

layers produce

eggs of excellent quality. To preserve the

quality, the following points should be

observed:

Collect eggs at least once a day.

Store eggs at temperatures between 5

°C and 10 °C with a relative humidity of

between 80

85%.

Storing at higher temperatures and lower

humidity leads to rapid loss of weight and

impairs the quality of the egg white due to

an increase in gas exchange.

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

*TDS: Total Dissolved Solids

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