pISSN:1309 - 6958       eISSN:2146 - 1953
2016, Cilt 32, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 036-040
The development of organic egg production in Turkey
Tahir Balevi, Behic Coskun, Emel Gurbuz
Department of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
Keywords: Organic laying hens, coop, feeding, performance
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Aim: In this study, several approaches and suggestions were adopted regarding how to establish organic egg production, selection of suitable geographical location, dimension of cage and poultry breeds, finally leading to management of the unit and field trial were executed or considered.

Materials and Methods: A research was conducted, about any circumstances in which organic egg poultry should be done. In addition, in a commercial company, organic egg production has been made by 4500 ISA Brown-laying hens which were placing 3000 and 1500 layers in two seperate coops.

Results: During the production period of the layers, egg production, daily feed consumption, feed conversion ratio and egg weights were determined 59.92-77.21%, 120-135 g/day, 2.85-3.27 and 55.34-66.19%, respectively. At the end of 78 week of age, mortality was 16.96%.

Conclusion: A leadership on both organic layer farming and other types of organic production in near future is of importance for becoming them more common throughout the country.