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

Security

 

is one major concern with California method. Risk of salmonella and other infections is big.

Animal well-being

 

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.

Legal Issues

 

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.

Profit

 

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

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Reasons farmer should switch to our method are many:​

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SECOND CYCLE

CALIFORNIA MOLTING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANIMAL WELFARE

humain method

NO light, NO feed and NO water deprivation

Based on light, feed and water deprivation

EGG MASS

Higher egg mass

14%-16% egg mass increase

10-12% egg mass increase

SPEED

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

Longer exploitation!

10-12 months

5-7 months

EGG-SHELL

Thicker egg shell

0-30% THICKER than during the first cycle

Less thick than in first cycle

NO MORTALITY

No additional mortality

0,1-2,1%

4-20%

EASY TO USE

Much easier method!

ONE weighing;

ONE feeding; 6 cleanings

ONE person per 20.000 hens

Numerous activities depending on method

FIVE person staff per 20.000 hens

MONEY

Two times lower cost

app 0,83$/hen (feed);

NO missed earnings due to mortality

1,0-1,3$/hen (feed);

HUGE missed earnings due to mortality

THIRD CYCLE

Bright future!

Successful 3rd cycle experiment

No chance for third cycle

Forced molting

 

Second Cycle molting

Second Cycle