New Method to Improve Feed Intake and Feed Conversion for Hens

  • Isla Lidcay


Through decades of breeding, laying hens have been bred for very high production of eggs. Modern commercial hens produce a very high yield of around 300 eggs a year. Chickens will naturally live for 6 or more years but after 12 months of laying. It is estimated that more than 60 percent of the world’s eggs are produced in industrial systems, mostly using barren battery cages. This paper presents a new method to improve feed intake and feed conversion for hens.