CONVENTIONAL or cage-free

The versatile

Nick Chick

A PROLIFIC layer for a variety of systems and environments

THERE IS MORE TO AN EFFICIENT LAYER THAN THE HEN ITSELF.
A LOT MORE.

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ABOUT H&N NORTH AMERICA

Founded in 2017 through a partnership between the International Layer Distribution arm of the EW Group and Nelson Poultry, H&N is focused on the sales, distribution, and service of H&N day-old chicks in North America.

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NICK CHICK

A highly productive and efficient white egg layer with superb egg shell quality and a docile demeanor.

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TECHNICAL SERVICES

An experienced technical service team with decades of hands-on poultry management and nutrition experience, supported by the expertise of the genetics department of the primary breeder and US based veterinarian and consultants.

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DOWNLOADS

We have a variety of resources available, including performance data and management guides.

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DELIVERING PRODUCTIVE LAYERS THROUGH PROVEN GENETICS, AND A ROBUST SUPPLY NETWORK

FROM GENETICS TO ON FARM SUPPORT, WE ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU AND YOUR FLOCK THRIVE.

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GENETICS

The health and performance of a layer begins with genetics, and the Nick Chick originates from superior breeding stock with exceptional performance in the Western US.  The balanced selection parameters to date focus on many significant traits which yield profitability and long-term success for an egg producer.  The major traits taken into account are rate of lay, feed efficiency, egg weight, egg quality (both interior and shell), behavior and livability.

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VETERINARY SERVICES

We have a dedicated veterinarian to help keep your flocks healthy as a chick, pullet, and also as a peak performing layer.  The H&N veterinarian can provide recommendations, not only on bird health and vaccination programs, but also on the many aspects of a biosecurity program that is protective of the farm and adapted to the production system.

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DISTRIBUTION

The H&N chicks are distributed by the largest and most accomplished hatchery and distribution network in the US.  We are able to distribute as many chicks as are needed to the independent producer or to the large-scale farms.  This is easily done through our country-wide hatchery system that quickly and efficiently deliveries a quality chick while keeping strict biosecurity in mind.

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CAGE-FREE SPECIALIST

Our dedicated cage-free specialist is available to help you with the challenges associated with managing layers in an alternative system, whether it be floor, aviary, or free range.  Our staff utilizes the results of scientific studies, but also many years of practical experience when making recommendations to optimize the Nick Chick layers in a cage-free environment.