Hatching Plans

How efficient and profitable is your free range egg unit?
The Hatching plans health check may be able to help

Future Proof your Existing Egg Laying Business by Optimising Performance with the Help of Hatching Plans.

Is your free range egg unit as efficient and profitable as it could be? With the Hatching Plans (HP) new complimentary, Health Check, we analyse your current operation and recommend options to increase volume and enhance profitability without the need for significant up-front capital investment. Whether you are a flat deck or multi-tier producer, the HP Health Check will help you focus on the key aspects of your business which will help it prosper in the future.

Who are Hatching Plans?

Put all your eggs in one basket – Hatching Plans is an advisory service supporting the growing UK free range egg industry. For current free
range egg farmers, we provide a one stop shop from reviewing your existing egg business to providing funding support, sustainable operational improvement recommendations and system upgrade options from quality suppliers.

HP also assists prospective farmers to enter or transition into egg production for the first time. Hatching Plans offers a comprehensive, practical approach to access a wide range of professional skills and experience including feasibility analysis, financial modelling and forecasting, supplier contracts, innovative equipment solutions, logistics, and project management.

HP Team experience – The HP team has a strong knowledge of both the free-range egg sector and the wider agricultural industry. This experience includes planning permissions, layer system design, project management, financial modelling, Egg off take agreements, and negotiation skills

Long term relationship with suppliers and processors – Hp have established relationships with key industry suppliers which give their customers access to favourable pricing contract and support deals.

Tried and Tested – The team has a proven track record delivering successful free-range units which are profitable

How the Health check can benefit you

The need for future proofing your business

Case Study

This below table demonstrates what can be achieved when converting a flat deck system into a multi tier system with Hatching Plans guidance and support. After adopting the HP Health Check recommendations, Birds numbers increased by 160%, production output was optimised and energy savings of around £6000 per flock was achieved through solar pv instalation, all without increasing labour costs or requiring significant initial capital investment.
Before the health check After the health check
Bird Numbers
Production (eggs per flock)
Green energy created per flock (kWh)
Labour (full time labour)
Capital input required (£)

Next steps

Conversation with between HP and the producer to explain the process and what HP can offer

Health check Questionnaire – producer to complete short questionnaire for HP desktop review

HP questionnaire review and initial recommendations

On farm meeting to discuss recommendations and how to progress

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To find out how you can become part of this profitable industry, please get in touch  and we would be delighted to explain in more detail what Hatching Plans can do for you and your business.

07772 525286
Hatching Plans, Park Shot House, 5 Kew Road, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey, TW9 2PR

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