A method of feeding laying chickens to increase egg production and/or reduce yolk cholesterol is provided in which alpha-ketoisocaproate (KIC) is orally administered to the laying chickens concurrently with the feeding of a protein-containing ration. The KIC is preferably fed in admixture with the ration.
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Nissen, Steven L., "Method of feeding ketoisocaproate to laying chickens" (1988). Iowa State University Patents. 44.