December 14, 2015

Surprising link between egg color and hen disease resistance

Selecting healthier chickens using a newly discovered immune characteristic could lead to changes in eggshell color, scientists from Wageningen University in the Netherlands have said. Whilst the eggshell color is affected, breeding for a more robust laying hen has minimal negative consequences on production, the researchers concluded in the journals PLOS ONE and Poultry Science.  Read More

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