September 26, 2019
TEXHA's cage-free egg production solution wins innovation award
TEXHA's EGGoist was awarded at InnovAction at the VIV Qingdao 2019 international exhibition.
EGGoist is the new look of a well-known floor system for the simple shift to cage-free egg production. It is a unique combination of the classical nests and slats system with a modern steel house structure.
Three, four or five floors are equipped with all life support systems integrated into one house enable commercial efficiency and viability coupled with significant savings on construction.
EGGoist provides good conditions for hens, allowing them to be stress-free and healthy. The fully-automated feeding system is designed to deliver fresh and uniform ration from an external silo to each bird on all floors of the house. Fill-in feed transporters are featured with double augers run by separate motor drives to shorten bunker fill-in-time and service downtime.
Single or double-tiered nests are located in the middle of each floor and provide sufficient space for hens to lay eggs under close-to-natural conditions. These nests are inclined and covered by Astroturf egg-laying pads which help keep eggs free from cracks, pecks, and dirt. Motor-driven grates expel birds from nest boxes for night time. Perforated polypropylene egg collection belts deliver eggs to the house elevator unit.
Manure is evacuated by polypropylene manure belts located under each slat. Cross conveyors from each floor and house are inclined to take manure out of the house.
Walk-in corridors allow house staff to make daily checks with minimum interaction with flocks and get into the flock area only when needed.