Chore-Time Poultry Production Systems (PPS) has introduced their new Genesis pan feeder for the poultry breeder industry, designed to solve many problems faced by breeder farmers.
The Genesis pan feeder is shaped as a double pan, with 18 grill openings and over 235cm of feeder space per pan, able to handle 22 pullets or 18 hens per feeder, according to Chore-Time. This allows farmers to maximise the number of birds that can be fed in a certain space compared to traditional chain feeders, and up to 50% more in some configurations.
The feeder pans are also set at a 45 degree angle to the feeder tube, allowing for a variety of feeder configurations.
The Genesis pan feeder may also be used in all-in all-out houses, feeding the birds from the rearing stage until the end of the flock, unlike chain feeders which cannot be used during the rearing stage. An adjustable grill on the hen model prevents roosters from eating the hens' feed rations, and with a built-in catch area to hold dropped feed, savings of up to 7.4 tonnes of reduced feed waste per 10,000-bird flock were observed, according to test house results from Chore-Time.
The feed delivery speed of 50 metres per minute provides access to feed for all the birds in the same moment, and the feeder loop remains filled for immediate delivery to every pan when the feeding system is run. This allows for more uniform feed distribution, resulting in more uniform broiler growth.