Relax 2.0: global big seller for breeder management scores with new features
Since it was introduced to the market not quite ten years ago, the Relax colony nest has been used for 5.5 million bird places and become one of Big Dutchman’s big sellers. The first model proved to be a great asset for the production of high-quality hatching eggs in many poultry houses, and the enhanced Relax 2.0 nest promises to continue this story of success:
“We have adjusted some characteristics. The nest roof has a new shape, making it even more stable and easier to clean, among other benefits,” explains system manager Jennifer Lindel.
Thanks to the changed entrance height, the birds are very happy to enter the nest. Two different egg belt widths (400 mm / 500 mm) are available, both with and without separating strip. Additionally, the nest is much easier to assemble.
“The farmers really appreciate that they can lift the roof parts separately,” notes Lindel. The feature allows for easy monitoring of the nest and the egg belt.
Another characteristic that contributes to the nest’s success is the three-point bearing of the egg belt. The triangular holes and the high share of holes overall lower the eggs’ speed, ensure a stable position during transport and minimise contact between egg and egg belt. This reduces the number of cracked and dirty eggs.