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Protein and energy requirements of the Pearl Grey guinea fowl

  • J. Sales (a1) and J. J. Du Preez (a2)

The ideal protein and effective energy requirements of the growing Pearl Grey guinea fowl up to 20 weeks of age were determined according to the Edinburgh model. Guinea fowl have their highest protein requirements between 5 and 10 weeks of age. Protein requirements of females are lower than those of males up to 10 weeks of age, after which the situation is reversed. Energy requirements from 10 weeks of age are also higher for females than for males.

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Correspondence to: Dr J. Sales, Queensland Poultry Research and Development Centre, P.O. Box 327, Cleveland, QLD 4163, Australia.
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World's Poultry Science Journal
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