Knowledge

THE EFFECT ON CHICK GROWTH

After chicks have been transported incorrectly, they can start to show signs of a decrease in growth and performance. In this article we dive deeper into the origin of this problem and the relation between poultry transport and chick growth. What Influences Chick Growth…

POULTRY VENTILATION

The goal of ventilation inside a poultry truck is to distribute the air evenly, to keep the temperature difference to a bare minimum. The created airflow will allow the excess CO₂ to be removed. When humidity levels are too high, they can be decreased…

BOXES AND BASKETS

A poultry transport box or crate is the smallest logistical unit for safe poultry transportation and storage. The most common varieties to transport day-old chicks are cardboard chick boxes and plastic poultry crates. Hatching eggs can be transported by pulp trays and setter trays.…

POULTRY PERFORMANCE

Throughout the poultry production chain there are multiple phases influencing chick quality or poultry performance. Parent stock management, egg transport and storage, incubation, chicken hatchery management and day-old chick transport determine the performance on the farm. For this article we focus on the effect…

TRANSPORT & POULTRY WELFARE

During transit, birds can experience a higher level of stress resulting in serious welfare issues. To prevent these complications it is important to understand the matter deeply and act accordingly by utilizing the proper transport equipment. Transport stress among poultry The study “Welfare of…

5 TIPS: CHICK TRANSPORT IN WINTER

One of the main challenges in live chicken transport is maintaining the ideal climate. With the winter ahead of us, it’s time to prepare for cold weather conditions. In some climates the temperatures can go as low as -35 degrees celsius. To prepare you…

TRANSPORT IN TROPICAL CONDITIONS

The transportation of day-old chicks can make or break an organization’s production chain’s quality output. Midland Breeders Ltd, from Sri Lanka, noticed the importance of this in their production of broiler meat. By introducing Heering day-old chick trucks to their farming routine, they improved…

THE ROLE OF THE DRIVER/OPERATOR

Did you know that truck drivers have an important role in day-old chick transport? And, that they can help you to improve the transport performance of your hatchery? Good drivers take care of their truck and the live animals on board, which improves farm…

5 TIPS: CHICK TRANSPORT IN SUMMER

With summer on its way, it is important to start preparing for heat-related issues regarding the transport of day-old chicks. Many of these issues can be prevented with good preparation and thoughtful execution. In this article we offer five tips to achieve optimal chick…