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Five egg industry professionals offered their insight on managing pullets, layers and their surroundings for maximum productivity.
Cage-free egg farming experts answer questions about mortality, stocking density, perching and food safety.
The management provided to a flock before the start of lay can mean the difference of 10 or more eggs per hen through 80 weeks.
Although hens typically prefer to lay eggs in nests, it is not unusual for some eggs to be laid on the floor of the hen house or on the ground.
The occurrence of non-nest eggs (floor and slat eggs) will lead to increased labour requirements, reduced hatching egg quality and a potential reduction
Fairly common, especially among free-range layers, this can be a hard habit to break – so prevention is better than cure.
Ioannis Mavromichalis, Ph.D., gives his views on poultry, pig and dairy nutrition based on his experience as a nutrition consultant with clients around the worl
Study stems from project geared toward new way of farming mussels in coastal waters to mitigate nutrient overloading.
Getting pullet flocks to the correct, uniform weight, with a robust immune system before laying starts is fundamental to achieving higher egg numbers and better
A European-wide project to improve the conditions of egg-laying chickens was launched Oct. 4 under the umbrella of the ChickenStress European Training Network