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Minimum Space Requirements for White Leghorn Egg-Strain Birds a

Minimum Space Requirements for White Leghorn Egg-Strain Birds a

----------Age (wk)----------

Cages

0–6

7–17

18 onward

Cages

Floor area per bird (sq in.)

25

45

60

Straight trough feeder space per bird, not less than (in.)

2

2.5

3

Waterers

Birds per nipple

15

10

8

Birds per cup

25

15

12

Trough space per bird (in.)

1

1

2

Litter and Slats

Floor area—litter only or combined with slats (sq ft/bird)

0.5

1

1–1.5

Straight trough feeder space per bird (in.)

1

2

3.5

Pans (15 in. [38 cm] diameter) per 100 birds

Full fed

3

4

5

Restricted

5

Waterers

Birds per fount

100

50

25

Trough space per bird (in.)

1

1

2

a Requirements for White Leghorns and brown-egg layers are different.