Inside Chickmont » The Poultry Experts in Barbados
We start out by growing young layer pullets on our farms and just before they reach maturity, at around 16 weeks of age, these adult layers are then transferred to our layer farm for egg production. Each layer barn is environmentally controlled with sophisticated computer equipment to maintain the best possible egg laying conditions and animal welfare. A layer hen usually lays a single egg every 26 hours, with the majority being laid in the morning. Eggs are collected by machinery on the farm and sent to grading stations where they are graded for size. The graded eggs are then washed and sanitized, inspected for quality, and packaged ready to be shipped to the customer in refrigerated trucks.