Egg Production

Some articles on eggs, production, egg production, egg:

Poultry Farming - Egg-laying Chickens - Husbandry Systems
... Commercial hens usually begin laying eggs at 16–20 weeks of age, although production gradually declines soon after from approximately 25 weeks of age ... and are slaughtered after approximately 12 months of egg production, although chickens will naturally live for 6 or more years ... some countries, hens are force moulted to re-invigorate egg-laying ...
Calanus Finmarchicus - Physiology
... able to maintain a consistent rate of egg production as well as a constant proportion of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to carbon granted their absolute amounts of carbon, nitrogen, and ATP vary ... Both egg production and ATP composition were previously thought to have varied directly with food availability on a linear scale ... maintained relatively high rates of egg production ...
Forced Molting
... Induced molting (or forced molting) is the practice by the commercial egg industry of artificially provoking a complete flock of hens to molt simultaneously ... During the molting period, the hens go out of production for a period of at least two weeks ... After a molt, the hen's production rate usually peaks slightly below the previous peak rate and egg quality is improved ...

Famous quotes containing the words production and/or egg:

    The growing of food and the growing of children are both vital to the family’s survival.... Who would dare make the judgment that holding your youngest baby on your lap is less important than weeding a few more yards in the maize field? Yet this is the judgment our society makes constantly. Production of autos, canned soup, advertising copy is important. Housework—cleaning, feeding, and caring—is unimportant.
    Debbie Taylor (20th century)

    If there was one egg in it there were nine,
    Torpedo-like, with shell of gritty leather,
    All packed in sand to wait the trump together.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)