Testimony of Olivier Traineau

Olivier Traineau

Olivier Traineau, a breeder of laying hens in Maine-et-Loire testifies about his practices and his trial on the new Thermo®Poultry product.

His testimony

“In case of high temperatures, I distribute food earlier in the morning and later in the evening, around 9-10pm. The cyclic light program is adapted accordingly. I turn the light on from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight. I wanted to test the new Thermo®Poultry nutritional solution. I observed that my outdoor hens showed improved behaviour, they were more vigorous, more mobile with fewer visible signs of heat stress. I also did not have any big dips in feed intake like the first heat stroke in week 22/23. On site 1, the effects of the product were less obvious. But the building is very well ventilated! Compared to the control building, mortality was reduced by 1.38 points over the observation period. In general, there was less weight loss, so the animals recovered more quickly after the heat stroke. Weight maintenance is very important! Thermo®Poultry can be used in drinking water, which makes it easy to use in case of heat stroke.”

Presentation of the breeding

  • Olivier TRAINEAU
  • Maine-et-Loire (49)
  • Laying hen rearing

Test protocol

  • Trial period: June-July 2019
  • Product : Thermo®Poultry
  • Protocol: distribution week 26 and 29
  • Follow-up between weeks 26 and 30
    • Distribution to 60,000 hens (+ 40,000 hens for the control)