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Moving from Grower House to Layer House

It is essential to move the pullets to the lay house well in advance of the first eggs being laid to ensure no eggs are laid in the grow facilities and, if a cage-free system is used, to ensure that the females are well trained to use the nest (see the Nest Training section). The flock can be moved into the laying facility at 16 to 17 weeks of age (earlier for CV-22) or after administration of the last live vaccinations.

For breeders, Hy-Line Brown, Sonia, and W-36 males may be moved a few days earlier to the laying house to give them more time to acclimate to their new environment before the arrival of the females. This is not recommended for the Hy-Line CV-22 and Silver Brown males, however.

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