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About Us

Today’s egg producers are facing challenges in this changing industry. For producers looking to transition to a cage free housing system, they will need the right breed of laying hens and the proper technical knowledge to make the change to cage free as smooth and successful as possible. Efficient, docile, and capable of laying up to 500 first quality eggs in 100 weeks, the Dekalb chickens are the perfect fit for the modern egg producer.

We believe that new opportunities for success are ahead, and we are excited to help you conquer whatever comes next. From Dekalb parent stock, to commercial egg producers, our global and local technical service and support teams are there to help you to get the Premium Performance out of your flock of Dekalb chickens.  


DeKalb Poultry Research, Inc. was founded in 1944. After 51 years of successful layer breeding the poultry business was sold to Central Farms of America in 1995. 

On 30 June 2000, Dekalb Poultry Research became part of Hendrix Poultry Breeders, today known as Hendrix Genetics.

Under the Umbrella of Hendrix Genetics, the Dekalb White and Dekalb Brown products have been developed to become world leading chicken breeds. The Dekalb white is clearly the world's preferred choice for cage-free housing systems.

History of Dekalb
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