Get the BEST CHICKS with our Poultry Range | Hatching Crate, Egg Setter Trays & More

Hatching Crate, Egg Setter Trays & More

Growing eggs and chicks in a controlled growth environment not only reduces chick mortality and injury rate, but also increase profits.

When chicks are free to roam around, the risk of injury is higher. Newly mobile chicks easily bump into solid structures. Hens with injuries produce less eggs compared to hens without injuries.

Mpact Plastic Containers has introduced four plastic poultry products, suited to the egg and chick production process. These four products ensure that high quality chicks hatch from high quality eggs. Ensuring that the chick hatching process is controlled also allow for healthier chicks. Chicks are fed with optimal amounts of calcium and water which result in a healthier growth process.

Mpact Plastic Containers offer two types of Egg Setter Trays: 126 Hole Egg Setter Tray and 132 Hole Egg Setter Tray. Apart from the number of holes on each Egg Setter Tray, the difference between the trays is the 132 Hole Tray’s ability to hold smaller eggs.

Egg Setter Trays

132 Egg Setter

 126 Egg Setter

Eggs are collected from the laying farms and are placed onto the Egg Setter Trays.

The eggs are taken to the hatchery where they are graded, then moved into a cold room and stored at 18°C.

Thereafter, they are pre-heated for 12 hours at 18-30°C.

Next, they are moved to the incubator and are left at 37.5°C for 18 days.

At 19 days the eggs are removed from the incubator, and are transferred to the Hatching Crate.

The Egg Setter Trays are washed after use.

Hatching Crate

Once 19 days has been reached, the eggs are transferred into the Hatching Crate.

They are placed in the hatcher for 3 days, and the temperature is controlled.

After 21 days the chicks are removed.

The Hatching Crates are washed and reused.

Chick Crate

Chicks are transferred from the Hatching Crate to the Chick Crate. They are graded, vaccinated and counted. 

They are then delivered to the broiler farm where they are off-loaded and the crates are brought back to the hatchery. The Chick Crates are washed and reused.

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