UK: More than one million bird places in Colony 2+ poultry nests
The Colony 2+ poultry nest is Big Dutchman’s newest ‘big seller’. In the UK alone, more than one million hens are laying their eggs in this type of nest. The impressive one-million-limit has now been exceeded, stated Philip Dye, Managing Director of the British Big Dutchman distributor Newquip Ltd. with David Edwards, Area Sales Manager for the North of England recently selling his one hundredth house of nests.
“In the last twelve months the equivalent of more than 3 km of nests were installed for our customers in the UK,” confirmed Philip. “Which is an impressive achievement when you take into consideration that Big Dutchman also sells other types of nests, such as the popular “moving backwall” nest, which are not included in this calculation.”
The innovative Colony2+ nest is the newly developed automatic family nest for broiler and layer breeders as well as for layers. For the first time ever, a revolutionary divided tilting nest floor has been combined with a center belt to ensure optimum egg quality. Before the double tilting nest floor automatically closes the nest for the night, all eggs are able to roll off smoothly backwards onto the belt. This unique mechanism ensures that no eggs are left in the nest and prevents birds from sleeping or brooding inside thus soiling the nest. Moreover, the daily dust drops off the nest floor improving more nest hygiene.