Belgium: Visit a modern enriched colony system
The Vanbelle family from Ardooie in Belgium constructed a new poultry house for 65,000 laying hens and invites anyone interested to an Open House on Friday, 25 January 2013. The visitor will see an enriched colony system solution that is not too common: The farmers decided to keep the birds in a Big Dutchman small aviary system, equipped with Eurovent-EU fittings, which is the poultry equipment supplier’s enriched colony system for the EU market. The small aviary differs from Eurovent-EU for example in that the tiers are five centimetres higher.
The Belgian farmers also proved their innovative approach with the choice of house lighting. The energy efficient LED light tubes installed inside the house ensure optimal lighting for birds and humans: As only the inside of the system is lighted, the aisles are dark, thus calming the birds and in turn improving control conditions for the farmers.