Table 3.

Effect of 9-day feed withdrawal (induced molt) on the pH of the crops and proventriculi of leghorn hensa

GroupCrop pH
Trial 1Trial 2
Day 4Day 9Day 4Day 9
Control4.98 ± 0.31 A4.96 ± 0.53 A5.33 ± 0.60 A4.98 ± 0.44 A
Molted6.25 ± 0.25 B6.10 ± 0.64 B6.25 ± 0.25 B6.21 ± 0.37 B
  • a Data are presented as means ± standard deviations, n = 12. Values in a column followed by different capital letters are significantly different (P < 0.05).