July 2, 2020
Roxell launches new poultry nest system
Roxell, the leading manufacturer of automated feeding, drinking, nesting and heating systems for poultry product, is launching a new version of its Koozii® group nest system.
Roxell, which offers a comprehensive range of nests for broiler breeders and commercial layers, announced the launch of the Koozii group nest that is suited for every house size and layout, regardless of regional differences in terms of climate, stocking density and the specific needs of poultry farmers.
The Koozii group nest has all features required to make a hen feel comfortable. The nest has the largest nesting areas for broiler breeders or commercial layers, according to Roxell. The nest sections are on average 8% larger than other nests on the market. For a poultry farmer, the nest volume is an important factor as more space means more oxygen and a more pleasant climate. The perforated AstroTurf mat contributes to this. This artificial mat with small holes has the additional advantage of dirt being carried away from the nest. This means the nest stays clean.
At the nest entrance, Koozii also has a step and curtains. For the hen, it's an entrance to a safe space with lots of shade, mimicking the conditions they prefer in nature. Sufficient space and oxygen, a clean nest floor and safety create a quality nest standard. As such Koozii provides a very natural environment for a hen to lay eggs.
For the hatchery, eggs need to be clean and undamaged with no hairline cracks. The Koozii nest helps poultry farmers to achieve this result. As the AstroTurf keeps the nest clean, the eggs also stay clean. Koozii then quickly rolls the eggs to the egg belt, out of sight of the hens.
Critical transition points, such as at the transport belt or the egg collection table, have been thoroughly tested by Roxell. Tests show that eggs easily glide over these transition points. During the transport from the nest, there will be no damage or hairline cracks. The requirement for the eggs in the hatchery to be clean and intact is therefore guaranteed, Roxell said.
Koozii's durability is created with the strong and robust parts of the base frame and nest slats. These ensure the nest can be used for many years.
The nest makes daily tasks easier, Roxell highlighted. For example, the curtains on the nest entrance can be lifted up in one go, which facilitates quick inspections. The animal-friendly expulsion system prevents hens from getting injured, which results in lower mortality rates.
The fact that the hens cannot stay in the Koozii group nest at night is good for hygiene. The nests stay clean, which keeps the eggs clean as well. The Koozii nest is also easy to dismantle for thorough disinfection.
"By launching the new generation of Koozii nest, we are also responding to our customers' requests for a wider range of group nests," said Frank Hartmann, marketing manager at Roxell. "It is safe to say that we have a Koozii nest for broiler breeders and commercial layers to suit every poultry farmer. Special requests for the integration or hatchery are no problem. We have the flexibility to build a nest according to the legislation and standards for stocking density in each region. House dimensions and layouts no longer limit the options when choosing a Roxell nest."