The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced that it will start quantitative easing (QE) -- i.e. pumping money into the European economy. Anyone trying to forecast how demand in the poultry industry will perform over the year ahead is now going to have to take this new element into consideration and plan accordingly.
I attended a breeder training school recently and amongst the topics examined was encouraging birds to lay in nesting boxes. The benefits of ensuring eggs were kept clean, and of keeping egg damage and labor to a minimum were explained and various suggestions made for encouraging birds into nests.