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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1964. Department of Poultry Science.


Copyright 1964, the author. Used by permission.


The objective of this experiment was a comparison of the deep litter-roost type management and the all-slatted floor type of management. This thesis was written on the study conducted during the 1958-1959 laying season. Environmental, physiological, and economical traits were studied and compared between the two types of management systems.

A comparison of a “new” type of management system utilizing a 1 hen per 1 sq. ft. density and a slatted floor with the older accepted recommendations of 1 hen per 3 sq. ft. and a deep litter floor was conducted. 974 Single Comb Leghorn pullets and two 20’ x 40’ buildings divided into 4 pens (2 pens in each system) were used.

Advisor: John L. Adams