Laying hens

Broodiness and stopping broodiness

08.March 2021 Published: MVDr. Miloslav Martinec, Ph.D

Brooding is a natural reproductive process of a layer’s organism, which is intended for producing the next generation, which is also why the hen actually lays eggs. All this is controlled by hormones and this is affected by many factors. Broody hens do not lay and broodiness (which may last for several weeks) means a loss of several tens of eggs for the breeder.

Keeping chickens

27.November 2020 Published: Barlik Dusan In memoriam

People who have at least the minimum conditions for it, are now deciding to contribute to a healthier diet by producing their own plant and even animal products. Home-produced eggs are the most frequent animal products produced at home. This raises the question: How to do it?

Hens aren’t laying?

30.September 2020

Many factors affect egg production - laying by hens - internal (e.g. genetics, the health of the hen or its age), and also external (e.g. feed, temperature of the environment, amount of daylight). Some factors we are able to influence and we will then complain a little less that our hens are not laying.

Loose or granulated fodder for egg laying hens?

17.December 2018

Feeding mixtures with various structures are available on the market, each with its own advantages. We will explain these to you in the following text and it will be up to you to decide whether granulated or loose form will suit you better.

High summer temperatures in poultry breeding

17.December 2018

High ambient temperatures raising significantly above 30°C or a lack of shady places for hiding away from direct sunlight are common problems for egg laying chickens in smaller farming operations. The body temperature of poultry is generally around 41 degrees and egg laying chickens tolerate summer temperatures well in shade with ample access of fresh air. However, what can be done to provide these conditions?

Cannibalism in egg laying hens

17.December 2018

Pecking feathers or soft tissues to the point that the injury draws blood or exposes muscles or even innards is not uncommon in chickens. However, solutions are available.

Why laying hens eat their own eggs?

14.December 2018

Hens may eat their eggs for several reasons and before you resort to killing the hen that eats eggs, you can try various methods for eliminating this problem.