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What are the factors to consider in culling layers?
Last Updated: 30th June, 2020
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Correspondingly, what is culled layer?
Chick culling is the process of killing newly hatched chicks for which the intensive animal farming industry has no use. By 2020, US producers expect to sex the eggs before they hatch, so male eggs can be culled. Due to modern selective breeding, laying hen strains differ from meat production strains (broilers).
what is culling in poultry management? Process of Culling in Poultry Farming! Culling is the name given to the process of eliminating undesirable birds or those birds which do not possess the qualities for giving enough benefit in return for their culture. Laying birds can be culled before they start laying eggs and after that, at every six months.
One may also ask, what makes a good layer?
Good layers have clean-cut, strong, refined heads while poor layers have coarse, meaty/thin, blocky, weak looking head. A good layer has an abdomen that is deep and soft, easily pliable without body fat accumulation by probing fingers while a poor layer has a hard and shallow abdomen.
Why do we cull laying chickens?
Removing the inferior birds reduces the cost of producing eggs, reduces the incidence of disease, and increases the available space for more productive hens. Hens eat feed whether or not they are laying. Removing the cull birds will make more feed and space for more productive birds.