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Protein and energy requirements of the Pearl Grey guinea fowl

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 September 2007

J. Sales
Affiliation:
Department of Agriculture, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
J. J. Du Preez
Affiliation:
Department of Animal Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Abstract

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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