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Ackerson, C.W., Ham, W.E. and Mussehl, F.E. (1946). The utilization of food elements by growing chicks. X. A comparison of open-pollinated and hybrid corn in a ration for growing chicks (Research Bulletin: Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station of Nebraska No. 144)
1. The effect of replacing the open-pollinated corn with hybrid corn in an otherwise complete ration was studied in a growth and body analysis experiment with two lots of newly hatched chicks. 2. The pelleted rations were consumed in identical amounts by all chicks of both lots. 3. There were significant differences in the growth rate of the chicks at the end of a six-weeks feeding trial in favor of the lot fed open-pollinated corn.