Managing layers requires careful attention to nutrition, the farm environment (ventilation, temperature, lighting), and the type of housing system. As your litter moves from the breeding stage to , the beginning of laying and the end of laying, the birds will have specific needs in their diet and environmental conditions. To ensure that egg production remains high and that birds are eating well, there are a number of resources available to help maintain good performance.
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Nutrition and metabolism: Preventing fatty liver
With longer production cycles, maintaining a healthy liver is crucial for hen performance. Liver health is strongly linked to egg mass, eggshell quality, and persistency in lay. Veterinarian, Rafael Lera, explains more.
The importance of bodyweight management
Bodyweight management is an important parameter to track throughout the life of your birds. From day old to transfer, growth and organ development occurs at various ages. A lack of growth during a stage could have a detrimental impact on pullet quality.
Nutrition for alternative layer housing systems
The transition from a cage system to an alternative housing system, whether cage free or within an aviary system, requires careful attention to good management. One important aspect is nutrition.
The challenge of designing a vaccination programme for layers
Prolonged laying cycles have become a global reality and an unstoppable trend. Selective breeding for persistence has certainly played an important role in achieving higher yields.
Efficient management of broodstock in hot climates
Managing breeding flocks in high temperature climates is an even greater challenge than managing herds of the same genetics in temperate climates.
How to feed layers for a longer, higher-performance production cycle
Higher placement rates, better persistence and longer production cycles are observed over time (Fig. 1). This trend will continue as breeding enterprises, egg producers and feed businesses collaborate with each other.
Breeding conditions for healthy laying hens
In order to give your flock the best possible start, rearing conditions for newly placed chicks are very important.