Most utilized moulting procedure is California molting (forced molting)-molting by feed and water deprivation. It is an old technique that is now being forbidden in many countries.Reasons farmer should switch to our method are many.
Comparison chart SC molting to forced molting
Second Cycle vs forced molting
is one major concern with California method. Risk of salmonella and other infections is big.
is also an issue. Animals are stressed beyond their limits. Actually, the stress is the inducer of molting. This is the reason their immune system is affected and not able to battle potential infections.
Forced molting is forbidden in many countries. So, if you live in such country, we are giving you another option, that is safe and is performed with the regard of animal wellbeing.
is clearly on side of our method. Forced molting costs around 1-1,2 euros per hen. This calculation is based on feed consumption and late egg production. Using California method, farmer ends up with 7-20% of dead hens. Our method is comparable to technological mortality (0,3-2%). It depends on state of the farm, potential infestations.
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10 REASONS YOU SHOULD SWICH TO SECOND CYCLE METHOD
THERE IS A HIDDEN GOLD MINE IN YOUR FARM! ARE YOU READY TO DIGG?
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Reasons farmer should switch to our method are many:
NO light, NO feed and NO water deprivation
Based on light, feed and water deprivation
Higher egg mass
14%-16% egg mass increase
10-12% egg mass increase
The fastest method
14 days to first egg; 45 days to the peak
45 days to first egg; 70 days to the peak
QUANTITY OF EGGS
Many more eggs
up to 550 per hen
up to 410 per hen
SECOND CYCLE DURATION
Thicker egg shell
0-30% THICKER than during the first cycle
Less thick than in first cycle
No additional mortality
EASY TO USE
Much easier method!
ONE feeding; 6 cleanings
ONE person per 20.000 hens
Numerous activities depending on method
FIVE person staff per 20.000 hens
Two times lower cost
app 0,83$/hen (feed);
NO missed earnings due to mortality
HUGE missed earnings due to mortality
Successful 3rd cycle experiment
No chance for third cycle
Second Cycle molting