Challenges with chick storage

Storing chicks before transport requires available space. Quite frequently, the existing storage facilities have sub-optimal ambient conditions. This can have significant effects on chick quality, post-hatch performance and animal welfare, even when this period of exposure is relatively short. For hatcheries it can be challenging to make sure their storage space is optimally climatized, let alone energy and space-efficient. The Chick Storage Room fully utilizes the available indoor space, while minimizing the loss of quality among chicks.

Fully utilize indoor space

The Chick Storage Room can be customized to fit within the existing measurements of the available space. It is delivered as a construction set with separate parts, for easy access into the hatchery during instalment. The unit requires relatively thin walls, based on the isolation the existing walls offer. The distribution of crates inside the unit is highly space-efficient, since it features a precise coordination of temperature, optimal air flow and an equal distribution of air throughout the transport boxes. This storage solution is both more energy and space-efficient than traditional chick storage spaces.


”We utilize the Heering Chick Storage Room for incoming shipments of poultry. Customs procedures and veterinary control at the border can take some time, and we want to be sure that the live animals are temporarily stored in optimum conditions. We pay a lot of attention to animal welfare so the addition of a Heering storage unit to our facilities was a logical next step.”

Henk Versteegh, Port & Terminal Manager, Stena Line


Specs that prove right

Heering Climate Control & Airflow
As day-old chicks are not yet fully able to control their body temperature, an ideal mobile hatchery environment is needed. We create this environment in all our transport and storage systems, with a precise control of air speed, air temperature and heat production. Every Heering transport or storage unit has a specially designed airflow system that distributes air evenly over all chick boxes or egg trolleys. Heat, water vapor and CO₂ are removed through air outlets and a recirculation duct. This way we keep the body temperature of all chicks between 39,5 and 40 ̊C, maximizing the quality upon arrival.
Optionally combined with Heering Link
Like all Heering transport systems also this storage unit is incorporated with Heering Link. Monitoring the climate with Heering Link, allows for a quicker response in case of an emergency. This telemetry solution offers insightful data, enabling you to further improve your storage and transport in the future.


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