hy-line in business 80 years

Welcome to Hy-Line

Hy-Line UK leads the way in the production and distribution of day-old chicks to egg producers across the UK. Thanks to the pioneering research of our parent company Hy-Line International, we offer the most genetically advanced birds available. Each new Hy-Line generation is bred for a longer, more productive life, and so represents the very latest in breeding technology. Farms that choose Hy-Line layers enjoy higher yields, lower costs and a more profitable, secure and successful future.

The health and welfare of Hy-Line chicks are prioritised at every stage of the production process. In addition, we have a team of specialists on hand to help you maintain the wellbeing of your birds after delivery so you can realise their full egg-laying potential.



New Techincal Update: Understanding Poultry Lighting


Light is critical for egg production and pullet growth. In most housing systems, artificial light is utilised to maximise production in pullets, layers and breeders.

Today, a variety of different bulbs are available to illuminate the inside of a poultry house, all of which have benefits and shortcomings.


Read our Technical update: Understanding Poultry lighting here

Terry Ellener receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association Annual Award

2014’s Free Range Awards were distributed recently and a retired Hy-Line UK employee received a lifetime achievement award.

Organic farm in Mid Wales gets the best from its 16,000 Hy-Line hens

In 2009 Geraint and Anabel Powell set up their free-range flock as part of a farm diversification project. Their farm near Kerry, Powys has been reaping the benefits ever since. The couple has been able to extract maximum value from their 16,000 strong Hy-Line Brown flock.

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