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Ackerson, C.W., Ham, W.E. and Mussehl, F.E. (1946). The utilization of food elements by growing chicks. XI. A comparison of ground wheat and ground rye in rations for growing chicks (Research Bulletin: Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station of Nebraska No. 146)
1. The effect of replacing the shorts and bran of a standard ration by ground wheat or ground rye was studied with two lots of newly hatched chicks. 2. Comparisons were made on the basis of equal intakes of dry matter and nitrogen by all chicks. 3. The wheat-fed lot made a significantly greater gain than the rye-fed lot. 4. Several cases of curled-toe paralysis occurred in the two lots, and a tendency to cannibalism appeared in the rye-fed lot.