JUDGING PAST PRODUCTION HENS
Measuring abdominal capacity:
Please as many fingers as you can between the bottom of the pubic bones and the rear tip of the keel bone.
Count the number of fingers to find the abdominal depth.
Count the number of fingers that fit between the pubic bones to determine the abdominal width.
The use of your fingers helps you make a comparison in size of the abdominal capacity among a group of hens.
EXAMPLES OF HANDLING QUALITIES:
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