We are a small family farm in Norfolk and started in the egg industry some 9 years ago. We were recommended Hy-Line hens and have had the same breed ever since! The birds are phenomenal, fantastic natured and brilliant producers and we have never had a problem with floor eggs or training to perch.
The back up from Terry and Kraig has been excellent and we have made life long friends! At the end of the most recent flock we were sorry to see the ladies go as they had full feather cover and lots more potential.
We did re home a few to local families and the comments we have received echoed our sentiments about the breed.
We have the first egg vending machine in our farm shop and have a reputation for fantastic eggs!
We tell all our farming friends about the breed and are proud to tell the media when we are featured in the news!
Keep up the good work Hy-Line!
We have successfully completed two flocks of Hy-Line both through our multi-tier and flat deck system. I was amazed at the feather cover of the Hy-Line bird and without a doubt they are the best feathered birds I've ever had at 74 weeks. Another impressive trait of the Hy-Line was their liveability, at 74 weeks we had an outstanding 3.1% mortality. Our most recent flock of Hy-Line browns was housed in February and we are excited to see even more improvements with the ongoing genetic improvements to their bird. The technical support and hands on approach of Hy-Line is second to none and we have enjoyed working with all the team.
Following a switch to a home mixed ration eight years ago my Hy-Line Browns have gone from strength to strength. We are now running our Hy-Line Brown to an extended 86-week cycle. Egg production is sustained and production is increased by 10-15% at certain times since switching to the home ration. We could keep them even longer such is the condition with feather cover, weight and health, but even so we are achieving an extra three months from each flock. Over a four-year period, the business is saving the cost of an entire 16,000 bird flock. Our first flock of Hy-Lines was in 2008 and we haven't looked back since. The technical support and information available from Hy-Line is first class. Neil is always on hand to offer support and advice to maximise the flocks potential.