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Highlighting the economic differences of beak trimming through the study of sixteen replicates of laying hens housed in a commercial caged facility, this proceeding measured numerous egg production parameters. Findings show hens not beak trimmed had almost a 40% higher mortality rate and consumed 5.5% more feed over their production cycle. This translated into a cost advantage of $0.24 for a beak trimmed flock over 78 weeks of production.

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