Reorganize the loading process

The storage of chicks is often done inefficiently. Transport-ready chicks are kept in a storage area and have to be loaded onto the truck once it arrives. Finding available on-site space that is both accessible from within the hatchery as to the truck often requires making compromises. The Interchangeable Chick Storage Unit cleverly uses the available space at loading docks.

Store, attach and drive

The Interchangeable Chick Storage Unit can be placed at dock level in front of a loading dock. Trucks can reverse their chassis underneath the interchangeable unit, containing the transport-ready chicks, attach it and drive it to its destination. Once the truck is gone a new unit can be placed in which the next shipment can be stored. The interchangeable unit not only offers more energy and space-efficient chick storage, in comparison to traditional storage spaces, it speeds up the loading process and uses the available space in front of loading docks.


”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.


Ready to take the next step? Requesting a quote is quick and easy! Simply click on the “Request a Quote” button, fill out the form with your details, and we’ll get back to you promptly with a personalized quote.