grunloh 598x308.jpg

Published on July 24, 2020

The Dekalb did it again

503.3 eggs per hen housed in even less than 99 weeks!

Another flock of Dekalb white has reached an impressive milestone; they have been able to produce an average of 503,3 eggs per hen housed, in even less than 99 weeks and under organic conditions.

This impressive result has been achieved under the great care and stockmanship of Andreas, responsible for the day-to-day care of the Flock that started of with 14.718 Dekalb Whites. The Grünloh farm, owned by Heinz Grünloh, is located in the Emsland in Germany. A region which experienced a vast growth in egg production during the past decade. It has been just the 3rd flock of laying hens since the laying house was constructed a few years ago.

When we asked Andreas after his key to success, he mentioned that it is not only important to have the best birds, to take very good care of the birds and to look for the signals the birds give to you, but make sure that you also take care of your eggs. This already starts by taking care of a clean environment at the beginning of the day, prior to the eggs being produced.

Find out more about this impressive result in the September edition of our Layer Vision magazine.

Sign up for our newsletter: https://layinghens.hendrix-genetics.com/en/newsletter/

grunloh 598x308 1.jpg

Related articles

, by
Steady Genetic Progress in Japan

Independent field trials have always been a perfect way to objectively compare breeds with each other and to show their genetic potential in different environments and conditions. As most of the Rand…