A commercial study was conducted using Hy-Line brown hens, at a large layer farm in Western Europe. All pullets were reared in the same pullet house and transferred to enriched cage system laying houses at 16 weeks of age. Two houses of 90,000 hens were fed either a standard diet (control), or standard plus inclusion of Orego-Stim at 450g/t inclusion from to 15 to 34 weeks, followed by 300g/t inclusion of Orego-Stim, from 34 weeks until 81 weeks of age (Orego-Stim).
The addition of Orego-Stim in layer diets from the start of laying until end of lay resulted in:.
This study demonstrates that Orego-Stim is a cost-effective, natural solution for improving hen performance, reducing the number of second eggs, increasing egg production by 13 eggs/hen over duration of lay, without compromising feed efficiency, whilst maintaining persistence of lay.