Trial reveals benefits of sprouted seeds in laying hen diets

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Sprouted seeds in feed given to laying hens could boost financial returns for farmers and free up land for food production, a new study has found. Hens fed a mix of sprouted seeds in a trial at Duchy College, Cornwall, needed 25% less overall feed. The trial began last December and tested 50 hens, which were fed a mix of sprouted seeds with their usual rations and compared with a similar number in the control group. See also: Latest feed science […]

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