The proven Champion™ Chain feeding system improves production, and profits by delivering superior feed flow in an easy to install system that requires little maintenance, and is built to deliver over a long period of time.
The Champion Chain Drive is specifically designed to ensure excellent feed flow and correct sprocket engagement, and presents feed according to the producer’s management schedule—not the manufacturer’s schedule. Feed can easily be increased or decreased depending on your schedule.
The Champion system features the independent-drive unit. Drive units are separated from the hoppers in order to increase the life of system components.
- Provides increased egg production and better feed conversions.
- Accurately measures feed throughout the grow-out cycle.
- The Champion ‘presents’ feed on the top of its flat chain, helping to eliminate risk of bird injury.
- Regulates the amount of feed from the hopper, keeping a consistent supply of feed on the chain.
- Provides uniform nutrition for every bird.
Configurations for every house:
Big Dutchman’s drive systems are available in a variety of configurations, providing management flexibility. Load is drastically reduced and the load on all four corners is equal, increasing the life of all components.
Single and dual-drive systems accommodate a wide range of house lengths. Chain speeds from 40 to 120 feet per minute are available.
Feed conversions improved:
Tests comparing chain feeding systems to drag auger systems have revealed the chain-feeding system’s 1.92 feed conversion ratio in the first cycle, compared to the auger’s 1.96 ratio. In the second cycle, the chain feeder produced a 2.14 ratio, compared to the auger’s 2.21 ratio.
Studies also show that chain feeding yields three more eggs per hen in the first cycle, and two more eggs per hen in the second cycle.
Chain feeding also provides more uniform feed distribution. A Cornell University study found that with a drag auger, the calcium level of feed dropped 0.57% over 500 feet or 152 m (above the 0.50% change that can adversely affect bird performance). The study showed no significant calcium separation with chain feeding.