Optimal storage of day-old chicks
Chick storage times can vary considerably, from just a couple of hours to an overnight stay. Sub-optimal ambient conditions — even for relatively short storage periods — can negatively affect chick quality, post-hatch performance and animal welfare.
Chicks stored inside the X-Streamer™ Chick-Store are surrounded by optimal storage conditions in any climate. This way, you can guarantee your day-old chicks will retain outstanding quality and performance, and feel comfortable.
Inside the X-Streamer™ Chick-Store, the temperature is controlled in a very precise way, creating the perfect, uniform ambient temperature for day-old chicks. This results in reduced mortality, better overall quality and outstanding performance in later life. At the same time, the completely controlled environment improves animal welfare, ensuring the well-being of the chicks.
The X-Streamer™ Chick-Store distributes air evenly over the rows of chick box trolleys and chick boxes inside the machine. Excessive humidity and CO2 are removed through the air outlets. These ideal environmental conditions result in the uniform airflow for every batch size of chicks to guarantee excellent development.
The soft illumination inside the X-Streamer™ Chick-Store has a calming effect on the new-born chicks, which helps them save precious energy. To prepare the chicks for dispatch, the lighting system enables a gradual change of the light intensity. This way, the chicks experience less stress when the doors are opened, as an abrupt change from a dark room to bright light is avoided.
What you can expect
- Lower chick mortality and better overall quality
- More flexible logistics
- Space saving thanks to the small machine footprint
- Uncompromised biosecurity
- Less energy use compared to a traditional storage room
- Special model with front and rear doors
- Easy and logical (‘first in, first out’) chick unloading from the rear of the machine
- Truck drivers don’t have to go inside the hatchery
- Timesaving and better for biosecurity