The calm temperament of the Hy-Line Brown bird makes her well suited to alternative production systems. Combined with greater feed efficiency and excellent liveability, this adds up to higher profitability.The Performance Standards for Hy-LIne Brown birds in alternative systems are available here.
The genetic potential of the Hy-Line Brown Commercial Laying hen can only be realised if good poultry husbandry practices and management are used. The Hy-Line Brown Management Guide outlines successful flock management programmes for Hy-Line Brown varieties based on International Field Experience.The latest version of the Hy-Line Brown Management Guide is available here.
Productive and profitable layers begin with good quality pullets. Having the correct body weight and body type at the start of production will enable pullets to achieve their genetic potential. Problems that develop during the growing period cannot be corrected after laying commences, so it is important to regularly monitor pullet growth rates and performance.Click here for more information on the rearing of commercial layer pullets.