On-farm hatching fulfils the three basic needs of a chick from the start: food, water and fresh air. Providing the best conditions for the bird to grow is essential. On-farm hatching is a standard feature in the Patio system of the Vencomatic Group.
Patio provides the ideal environment throughout the broilers’ life: the rail system enabling on-farm hatching is integrated in the system providing the best possible start for all birds. Preconditioned air enters the Patio system resulting in an optimum and constant micro climate. Constant fresh air is supplied at bird level which further stimulates the broilers’ health. The birds in the system are housed on belts made of hygienic and durable polypropylene. These belts are easy to clean and quickly adapt to the room temperature, helping to lower heating costs and providing the right floor temperature as a result.