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Ackerson, C.W. and Mussehl, F.E. (1947). The utilization of food elements by growing poults (Research Bulletin: Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station of Nebraska No. 151)
1. Day-old poults were found to contain an average of 1.28 g nitrogen, 0.18 g calcium and 0.15 g phosphorus. 2. Day-old poults were fed equal amounts of a good growing ration for 52 days. Analysis of these poults showed retention of 42.6 per cent of the nitrogen, 23.4 per cent of the calcium and 31.3 per cent of the phosphorus contained in the ration. 3. Retentions of nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus were on the same order as those obtained in like feeding trials with chicks.