Enriched Colony Housing System
Trust the system that is used to house millions of layers, produced positive results, and is used to compare all other systems to. Trust the AVECH II Enriched Colony Housing system to deliver for you.
The nest environment provides a safe, secure and comfortable place for hens to lay their eggs. Our nest design and placement is proven to help hens produce quality eggs time after time.
The nest environment consists of:
Strategic placement with specific lighting requirements
The scratch area provides hens the ability to act out their natural behavior of scratching. This allows them to build their muscles and increase their bone density.
Additionally, the egg producer is able to control the amount and timing of the distribution of the feed which is placed on the scratch area, resulting in less feed waste.
PERCHES AND STAGING AREA
Our perches and placement of perches have been scientifically researched to provide the ideal setting for the hens. The size of our perches provide ample amount of surface area for the hens to perch comfortably, and the position of the perches allow for unrestricted movement from one end of the system to the other.
Round perches provide ample surface area for the hens to perch comfortably
Birds are calmer
Perches remain cleaner
Size of perch allows the hens to perch more naturally
Our perches are round and of an optimal diameter so hens are able to balance easily, and perch more naturally.
From the hen to the packing area, Big Dutchman has taken every effort in designing the most efficient egg handling system available in the industry. Our egg handling systems provide gentle egg transport throughout the entire system, yielding higher returns to your bottom line.
Safe and efficient egg handling is done with our EggCellent egg collector which has an innovative design to provide high volume egg collection with less adjustments, and maintenance, while still providing protection for the eggs.
The EggCellent's special egg conveying chain is made of interlocked plastic module parts, which will not stretch and requires no lubrication. These chain modules feature integrated soft padding for impact protection and gentle egg transport.
The EggCellent’s special egg conveying chain is made of interlocked plastic module parts, which will not stretch and requires no lubrication. These chain modules feature integrated soft padding for impact protection and gentle egg transport.
Big Dutchman's renowned Champion Chain Feeding System continues to prove itself in installations around the world and provides numerous benefits, including:
The feed gate easily adjusts the level of feed in the trough, regulating the amount of feed coming from the hopper while maintaining a consistent supply of feed on the chain
The Champion Chain presents feed according to the producer's management schedule, and feed can easily be increased or decreased
Independent single or dual drives are separate from hoppers, drastically reducing the load on corners and significantly lengthening the life of all components
Champion provides uniform nutrition for every bird
Feed is presented on the top of the flat, smooth chain, helping to eliminate risk of bird injury
Champion yields unequaled feed conversions for significant cost savings
- Drip water cups prevent corrosion and help to keep the manure dry
- One watering nipple per every 10 hens
- 360º access
- High water flow
The strength of the AVECH comes from a unique engineering design which holds up under the shifting weight of birds as they move from side to side, which happens in both the enrichable and enriched systems.
The AVECH system features 10 support rods (5 on each side) and cross support brackets to provide exceptional system strength and integrity.
Let us design a system for you that maintains a clean, temperature controlled environment that, in turn, consistently produces uniformly healthy birds. Easy to maintain and controlled from a central location, your new environmental system from Big Dutchman will keep you, your employees, and your flocks all breathing easy for years to come.
We offer practical, economical and environmentally-friendly solutions geared to your future needs. Big Dutchman stands for long-lasting quality, service, and unsurpassed know-how, and as the industry leader, our innovations will continue to positively impact the industries we serve.