What is Layer Poultry farming?
In Layer poultry farming, birds or hens will be grown for the egg laying purpose only. The farmers would select a specific species of hens and start rearing them only for the commercial production of eggs. In this type of farming, the hens start laying eggs at the age of 17 weeks and they keep laying eggs until they attain the age of 80 weeks. These hens are so special that they eat less food and give more production of eggs. That is if they consume 2.5 kg of food, they give 1.5 kg of eggs. As this is considered advantageous, this business has been growing in India making it the third largest producer of eggs in the world.