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Introduction Parent Stock

The H&N genetics and health research staffs have worked for many years to produce a layer with excellent production rate, livability, feed conversion, shell quality and egg weight. These traits are the primary factors determining profit for the producer. The goal is to achieve the genetic potential that has been bred into the H&N Parent Stock flocks.

One should never accept average or below average performance. Obtaining optimum performance from each of the birds in the flock helps produce maximum results. Good flock husbandry requires a little extra effort, but it pays high dividends. Good poultry management is not complicated; it simply requires attention to all of the details of the flock’s needs, common sense and proper decision making throughout the flock’s lifetime. This management guide will aid you in making correct decisions.

“White Egg Performance”

Figure A: “White Egg” Parent Stock Performance Specifications

Housing Requirements “White Egg”

Floor Space Requirements

Feeder Space

Water Space

“Brown Nick” Performance

Figure B: ”Brown Nick“ Parent Stock Performance Specifications

Housing Requirements “Brown Nick”

Floor Space Requirements

Feeder Space

Water Space

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