Effect of light sources and light intensity on growth performance and behaviour of female turkeys

D. M. Denbow, A. T. Leighton, R. M. Hulet

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Abstract

1. The effect of different light sources (incandescent, sodium vapour, daylight fluorescent and warm fluorescent) and light intensities (10.8 and 86.1 lux) on growth performance and behaviour of female turkeys was investigated in two experiments conducted at different times of the year. 2. Although light source influenced body weight and efficiency of food utilisation, there was no consistent effect between experiments in favour of any particular source. 3. Light intensity had no effect on body weight, efficiency of food utilisation or behaviour.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-443
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Poultry Science
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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