Hatching plans to keep up with the times

Machines grading and packing eggs at Seng Choon Farm.
Machines grading and packing eggs at Seng Choon Farm. PHOTO: SENG CHOON FARM
Above: Chicks are sourced from accredited farms and quarantined for the first month to ensure they are free from diseases.
Above: Chicks are sourced from accredited farms and quarantined for the first month to ensure they are free from diseases. PHOTO: SENG CHOON FARM

When space ran out for egg farm Seng Choon in 1999, the only way to go was up.

It decided to build six-tier "flatted factories" for its layer hens, and invested in a closed-house farming system.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 12, 2019, with the headline 'Hatching plans to keep up with the times'. Print Edition | Subscribe