THE IMPORTANCE OF WELL EQUIPPED DAY-OLD CHICK TRANSPORT
An optimized environment for poultry transport, especially day-old chick, is required to enhance your transport performance from hatchery to farm. This does not only apply for day-old chicks, but also for hatching eggs. The optimized environment is important because of the effects on the growth rates, feed conversion, meat yield. Additionally, the development of the immune system of the day-old chicks are not always visible at time of arrival. Therefore, it can be considered as hidden losses in hatchery performance.
Normally, day-old chicks are naturally well-equipped for transport, provided that they are kept at the optimum temperature. Within this narrow temperature range of 31 – 34 °C / 103 – 105 °F , the chick’s metabolism is at maintenance level with minimal heat production and water loss.
Heering carriers are specifically designed with transport technologies to ensure the optimum climate for day-old chicks and hatching eggs. Inside the transport system, a specially designed airflow system distributes air evenly over the rows of chick boxes. Heat, water vapor, and CO₂ are removed through air outlets. The optimal climate secures the genetic potential day-old chicks.
When you’re looking for the best quality of day-old chick transport technologies, please contact us. We help you to configure your Heering product to meet your stringent needs and reduce your hidden losses in transport performance. Additionally, insights are gained in your cost savings and ROI by using Heering poultry transport technologies.