Chick processing

When processing day old chicks, many important factors need to be taken in to account to maintain chick quality. The daily production volume and the available time frame demand in many cases a high throughput. On the other hand delicate chick handling is required to conform with the high standards of animal welfare. Precision and accuracy during additional operations such as gender sorting, vaccination and counting require special attention as well. Optimal working conditions of employees and collection of production data are a necessity in a modern hatchery.

With an efficient, space-saving and hygienic workflow combined with high quality automation, you are more capable of controlling these important factors. With automation you reduce the need for hatchery staff and improve chick handling. Ergonomic work positions and dust reduction systems creates a better work environment for the employees and reduces labour absence. Automated data collection from workstations and chick counters gives a clear sight of production figures and employer performance.

Product range for chick processing:

  • Unloading and de-stacking of hatcher baskets and dollies
  • Dust / fluff reduction
  • Chick separation
  • Chick conveying, grading and counting
  • Gender sorting (carousel and linear)
  • Subcutaneous and spray vaccination equipment
  • Loading of chick transport trolleys
  • Humane chick culling

Management Data

Flock production figures, hatch of fertile percentage, average chick weight, employment performance.

An efficient, space-saving and hygienic workflow, combined with high quality automation.