Lunar Chickens has a diversified range of poultry products that are locally produced in line with international standards. These products include the following:
Lunar Chickens is set on becoming the largest producer of Table Eggs in Zimbabwe. The mass production of eggs is essential if the consumer demand is to be met.
The egg industry is a highly developed and technical industry. To achieve success, the producer must be something of a scientist, a nutritionist, an engineer and a businessman.
Day Old Chicks
Day Old Chicks Lunar Chickens provides Broiler and Layer Day Old Chicks. Orders for Day Old Chicks can be placed through our Sales and Distribution Office base at 10 Mbuya Nehanda St, Harare.
Day Old Chicks- BROILERS
Our Day Old Chicks product range is derived from the world renowned Hubbard brand. Hubbard has more than 85 years of experience in selecting the best genetics for the broiler industry and provides solutions that focus on the economic performance, health and well-being of breeding stock. Lunar's Day Old Chick range features the following Hubbard products:
As a pioneering company, Lunar is the first poultry company to introduce the Hubbard F15 on the African Continent
The Hubbard FLEX
The Hubbard FLEX Package is designed to offer a competitive breeder package combined with the efficiencies of modern live cost broiler performance with a good carcass conformation. The FLEX package offers consistency and reliability. The FLEX broiler is feather sexable, efficient to grow and can be used over a wide range of bodyweights depending on the product mix needed. From large statistical analysis of integrators, random sample trials and our in-house replicated tests, the FLEX broiler repeatedly demonstrates amongst the best balance of traits demanded by producers involved in further processing and value added products. The target range for cut-up and further processing is usually in the 1.8–3.0 kg range, but because of its competitive breeder and efficient broiler live costs, the FLEX broiler can be used from the smaller liveweights right through to the heaviest weights.
The Hubbard FLEX15
The Hubbard F15 breeder package is the result of the improved selection programme developed for the Vedette ISA 15™. The F15 produces high chick numbers at the lowest cost. Mated with the different Hubbard males (either white or yellow skin), the F15 allows for the production of broilers that meet the requirements of modern poultry producers looking for low live cost, good carcass yield, and breast yield across the liveweight range of 1.5 to 2.8 kg liveweight.
Day Old Chicks- LAYERS
-Lunar provides chicks for the NOVOgen BROWN. A brown bird with white under feathering, producing brown eggs.
-The NOVOgen BROWN produces a high number of eggs of high quality.-Easy to manage, calm, the NOVOgen BROWN is the bird you are looking for.
-With the NOVOgen BROWN, its excellent egg quality and its potential of production, you will optimize your profit.
Lunar Chickens is set on becoming the largest producer of Table Eggs in Zimbabwe. The mass production of eggs is essential if the consumer demand is to be met. The egg industry is a highly developed and technical industry. To achieve success, the producer must be something of a scientist, a nutritionist, an engineer and a businessman.
On a modern poultry farm, eggs are gathered daily. They are then graded according to quality and weight. The quality of the eggs is determined by means of the candling method without having to break the shell. Each egg rotates under a harsh light. The quality of the egg yolk the white and the air space are monitored and eggs that don’t conform to requirements are thrown out. Blood and meat specks are abnormalities that are shown up by the light. Normally these eggs don't reach the consumer, but should egg with small specks on the yolk and white slip through, it is important to remember that these are harmless and have no effect on the use of the eggs.
The quality of an egg is determined by the size of the air space. As the egg deteriorates, the air space expands. Thus placing it in a bowl of salt water can test the freshness of an egg. The fresh egg will lie on its side on the bottom, an egg one week old will lie on the bottom at an angle and eggs of two to three weeks will stand upright.
When breaking open a fresh egg, the yolk will form a nice firm dome while the egg white will lie stiff and firm around the yolk. When the egg is not as fresh, the yolk will appear flat and the white will appear watery. When eggs are older than three weeks, the membrane around the yolk tears and the yolk spreads. The white is completely watery.