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Case Study: Raising Brown Egg Layers

Case Study: Raising Brown Egg Layers

Chickens
We are receiving a lot of inquiries and questions about raising free-range chicken for egg production so in this article we are going to give you ideas so you can decide whether cage-free egg production is for you. Brown eggs are laid by colored chickens which mostly are Dekalb Brown, Dominant CZ, or other breeds like Barred Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red, and Black Australorp. Brown eggs also cost higher than the normal white eggs produced in battery cages. Although we’ve been raising chickens both for eggs and meat for more than a decade, in this study we are going to use 200 layers as our sample. Here is the cost breakdown for starters. Ready-to-lay chicken – ₱460.00 each x 200 = ₱92,000.00 (Dekalb Brown) Each chicken consumes 110 grams of laying mash per day or a total ...
White Leghorn: Chicken layer farming and egg production guide

White Leghorn: Chicken layer farming and egg production guide

Chickens
All hens lay eggs with a similar nutritional value, only some are more productive with respect to laying eggs (they produce more), so they turn out to be more profitable. One of these is the white leghorn laying hen. This breed of chicken is considered one of the most important species of laying hens. So many farmers and poultry farms use the white leghorn for its high rate of white egg production. History and origin of White Leghorn breed It is called Leghorn hen because it is from the Italian city called Livorno, which, in English, is known as the "Leghorn" city. So the chicken’s name refers to its place of origin. As mentioned, it is a breed of European origin, from the Mediterranean region that has Italian descent (Livorno). But it was selected and crossed with other hens i...