Poultry

Adding Fiber to the Diet of Laying Hens Reduces Ammonia Emission

Authors
  • Stacey Roberts (Iowa State University)
  • Kristjan Bregendahl (Iowa State University)
  • Hongwei Xin (Iowa State University)
  • Brian J. Kerr (USDA Agroecosystems Management Research Unit)
  • James R. Russell (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Reducing ammonia emission from large-scale layinghen operations is becoming an important issue facing the poultry industry. In this experiment, soy hulls, wheat middlings, or corn distillers dried grains with solubles were added to laying-hen diets to determine the effect of dietary fiber on manure ammonia emission. Results show that addition of any of the three types of dietary fiber reduces total manure ammonia emission without affecting egg production.

Keywords: ASL R2131

How to Cite:

Roberts, S. & Bregendahl, K. & Xin, H. & Kerr, B. J. & Russell, J. R., (2006) “Adding Fiber to the Diet of Laying Hens Reduces Ammonia Emission”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 3(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-195

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Published on
01 Jan 2006
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