Feeding for Success in the Breeder Hen House

breeder hen in comfort nestFeeding breeder hens can be tricky. You have to hit target weights, but can’t let the birds grow too fast or get too big. You already know that raising a consistent flock is imperative to success, but how do you maintain that once the birds are moved to the laying house?

Be sure that you are within the primary breeder guide recommended target body weights. Use accurate and frequent weighing to know where the bird weights are currently, compared to where they need to be. Track body weight gains to identify trends that will help you make adjustments to hit your goals.

Remember, nutrient levels in feed, changing egg production rates, and temperature fluctuations will all effect the growth curve of your flocks, and must be analyzed when measuring and analyzing data.


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