Hy-Line Performance Summary (Sell Sheet)

The following is a performance summary sell sheet for Hy-Line Brown layer birds.

Touted as, “…world’s most balanced brown egg layer” – this strain is robust in most environments, lays at high frequency and produces beautifully brown eggs.

This summary document will give you the vital stats on the bird,

Throughout both rearing and laying periods distinctly, up to 100 weeks of age.

So,

If you are looking to discover facts such as:

…and more…

Then this is the guide for you.

Hy-Line Brown Performance Summary #

REARING PERIOD PERFORMANCE (TO 17 WEEKS): #

  • Livability = 98%
  • Feed Consumed = 5.75–6.13 kg
  • Body Weight at 17 Weeks = 1.40–1.48 kg

LAYING PERIOD PERFORMANCE (TO 100 WEEKS): #

Egg Laying #

  • Percent Peak = 95–96%
  • Hen-Day Eggs to 60 Weeks = 257–266
  • Hen-Day Eggs to 90 Weeks = 419–432
  • Hen-Day Eggs to 100 Weeks = 468–483

 

  • Hen-Housed Eggs to 60 Weeks = 253–262
  • Hen-Housed Eggs to 90 Weeks = 408–421
  • Hen-Housed Eggs to 100 Weeks = 453–467

 

Survival Rate #

  • Livability to 60 Weeks = 97%
  • Livability to 100 Weeks = 92%

 

Production Benchmark #

  • Days to 50% Production (from hatch) = 140 days

 

Egg Weight #

  • Egg Weight at 26 Weeks = 57.3–59.7 g / egg
  • Egg Weight at 32 Weeks = 60.1–62.5 g / egg
  • Egg Weight at 70 Weeks = 62.9–65.5 g / egg
  • Egg Weight at 100 Weeks = 64.0–66.7 g / egg
  • Total Egg Mass per Hen-Housed (18–100 weeks) = 28.4 kg

 

Hen Body Weight #

  • Body Weight at 32 Weeks = 1.85–1.97 kg
  • Body Weight at 70 Weeks = 1.91–2.03 kg
  • Body Weight at 100 Weeks = 1.92–2.04 kg

 

Egg Quality #

  • Freedom From Egg Inclusions = Excellent
  • Shell Strength = Excellent

 

Shell Color #

  • Shell Color at 38 Weeks = 87
  • Shell Color at 56 Weeks = 85
  • Shell Color at 70 Weeks = 81
  • Shell Color at 100 Weeks = 78

 

Egg Protein Quality #

  • Haugh Units at 38 Weeks = 90.0
  • Haugh Units at 56 Weeks = 84.0
  • Haugh Units at 70 Weeks = 81.1
  • Haugh Units at 100 Weeks = 79.3

Average Feed Consumption #

  • Average Daily Feed Consumption (18–100 weeks) = 105–112 g / day per bird

 

Feed Conversion Rate (FCR) #

  • Feed Conversion Rate, kg Feed / kg Eggs (20–60 weeks) = 1.87–1.99
  • Feed Conversion Rate, kg Feed / kg Eggs (20–100 weeks) = 1.98–2.10

 

Feed Utilisation (the converse of FCR) #

  • Feed Utilization, kg Egg / kg Feed (20–60 weeks) = 0.50–0.54
  • Feed Utilization, kg Egg / kg Feed (20–100 weeks) = 0.48–0.51

 

Feed Consumption per 10 eggs #

  • Feed Consumption per 10 Eggs (20–60 weeks) = 1.18–1.22 kg
  • Feed Consumption per 10 Eggs (20–100 weeks) = 1.28–1.32 kg

 

Feed Consumption per 12 Eggs #

  • Feed Consumption per Dozen Eggs (20–60 weeks) = 1.42–1.46 kg
  • Feed Consumption per Dozen Eggs (20–100 weeks) = 1.54–1.58 kg

 

Appearance #

  • Skin Color = Yellow

 

Manure

  • Condition of Droppings = Dry

 

Now, over to you… #

Are you currently weighing up which strain of layer to use for your poultry farm?

So you currently raise Hy-Line Brown layers or some other strain or brand?

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