Effects of dietary organic selenium content on fowls, chicks and eggs

Kääntee, E., Kurkela, P., & Jaakkola, K.

Agricultural and Food Science, 54(2), (1982), 113–118.



This study deals with the effects of dietary organic selenium on the condition of parent fowls and offspring, on hatching and on egg Se, S, Fe, Zn and Cu contents. The results showed that selenium contents of 0.14 to 0.85 mg/kg DM had no untoward effects on the condition of the animals or on hatching. The selenium contents of eggs and feed were interrelated. An increase in the selenium content of eggs caused no changes in their S, Fe, Zn or Cu contents.