ive always wondering where all the hatcheries keep there adult birds?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by lcw1995, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    i wonder what it looks like there for the adult birds. wonder what their living conditions are. anybody else ever wondered this as well?
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    TownLine and others have photo "tours" on their websites. Pretty standard, floor raised, HUGE flocks.
  3. rentmecheap

    rentmecheap Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2011
    I think meyer keeps their breeders on local amish farms. The amish care for and breed the flocks then bring the fertile eggs to the hatchery for incubation.

    They do have a dairy cattle operation on the hatchery grounds.
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Pretty sure Murray McMurray uses the same "warehouse" type method that the egg industry does. . . If you look at aerial videos/photos of their place, they've got enough long warehouse-like buildings to suit for it.
  5. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    Townline raises all there own chicken hatching eggs. All birds are on floor raised.

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