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Breeder nutrition: keeping your hens fit and healthy to promote good fertility

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For anyone planning to rear their own game birds, cutting corners when it comes to nutrition for their brood stock is a false economy. Get the nutrition right early on and you’ll reap the rewards when the season comes along.

You don’t need me to tell you that feed costs are one of the highest input costs for any game business. But that doesn’t mean that opting for the budget option will result in greater profits in the long-term. Simply put, the better the nutrition the better the performance. This is true for birds on the ground, but also when it comes to breeding: small productivity improvements pay for the feed quite quickly.

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