By Rufas Chege
Layer Poultry Farming is a commercial egg production business, where poultry birds are raised for eggs.
Layer birds are special breeds of hens, they lay eggs till the age of 72 to 78 weeks. Layer birds start laying eggs from the age of 18 to 19 weeks.
In layer poultry farming chickens, you must raise the chicken from when they are one day old. These birds produce one kg eggs in laying period consuming 2.25 kg of feed. To produce hybrid egg layer bird, you need consider various characteristic of cock and hen before breeding.
Layer hens are categorized into two types depending on the nature and color of eggs.
White Egg Laying Hens,lay white colored eggs,smaller in Size,eat less food.
Some popular white egg laying hens are: Isa White, Lehman white, Nikchik, Bad Cock BV-300, Harvard White, Hi Sex White, Sever White, and Bovanch white.
Brown egg laying eggs these hens lay brown colored eggs.These hens have large size compared to other layered eggs.
Some popular egg breeds are: Isa Brown, Hi Sex Brown, Sever 579, Lehman Brown, Hi Line Brown, Bab Cock BV-380, Gold Line,Bablona Tetro, baboon sharks,Harvard Brown.