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.
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
Martijn Nissen, Poultry Specialist at Heering: “Interested in how the Heering Chick Storage Room can add value to your business? Just send me a message.”