The male feeding system is based on a few thoroughly testet standard components,
thus ensuring high reliability and low maintenance costs. The system can be winched
off the ground.
Rapid feed distribution
The direct drive and vertical return wheels allow the chain to run at very high speed.
This ensures a rapid feed distribution and the simultaneous feeding of all cocks.
Male feeding is activated by a time switch on the hen feeding system so that all birds
can be fed simultaneously or separately as required.
LANDMECO also offers separate controls for male feeding.
Transparent feed hopper
LANDMECOs plastic feed hopper is light, quick and easy to mount and
dismount and consists only of a few parts. The transparency in the tank
provides optimal opportunities for good management and good hygiene.
The feeding system for breeding stock is based on LANDMECOs well-known chain feeding system and has two feed inlets for each circuit. The trough is raised and lowered automatically so that all birds are fed simultaneously as described in the following:
š Raised position In this position, hoppers are filled with the required feed quantity. This is regulated by the feedweigher. Just before feeding time, the chains are started so that they become filled throughout the system. When the chains have completed the circuit, the trough is lowered automatically to the required feeding height.
š Lowered position The hens eat the feed in the trough, and the process is repeated until the feed dose has been used. After feeding is completed, the trough is raised again.
Experience has clearly shown that the stress levels of feed-rationed birds and the number of eggs laid on the ground are considerably reduced by the use of this feeding system.
Steel hoppers or plastic hoppers? When using the plastic hoppers, these are hoisted and lowered together with the trough. When using the steel hoppers, which are suspended from the ceiling, it is only the trough which is hoisted and lowered.
GRILL & ROLLER BAR
LANDMECO provides 2 types of grill: Grill for standard trough, and grill for breeder trough with anti-sitting top. The grill comes with a standard distance of 44 mm, but is also offered with other distances on request. As an alternative, LANDMECO provides the roller bar on top of the feeding trough for separate sex feeding. The system treats the hens gently as the round bar rolls against the hensā heads. At the same time, males are prevented from eating as their heads are larger. Clearance between roller bar and trough edge can be easily adjusted to suit hen head size. The roller bar is made of aluminium and is therefore very light. Roller