NestBorn

November 2020

EXERGEN SCANNER D501-LN HELPS “YELLOW BIRD” TURN THEIR CONCEPT “NESTBORN” FROM ANIMAL WELFARE INTO PROFIT

WATERTOWN, Mass. And ZIJTAART, the Netherlands - Exergen Global, an award-winning thermal solutions provider, announced that “YELLOW BIRD” group, creators of the innovative NestBorn concept, is using Exergen’s D501-LN handheld precision microscanner as part of their solution, to ensure that pre-incubated chick eggs can hatch safely and naturally in the poultry famer’s stable.

The NestBorn concept

NestBorn (www.nestborn.eu) is a revolutionary on-farm hatching concept with focus on broiler welfare and sustainability. Without need for specific installations or investments in the broiler house, pre-incubated eggs are gently but fully automated placed on a natural litter bed.

A NestBorn Monitoring Platform, with OVOSCAN sensor between the eggs, allows monitoring of the complete hatching process in real time and from a distance. Shell temperature and humidity are essential to control as during hatching an eggshell temperature between 36.1°C – 37.5°C (97°F - 100°F) is targeted. If necessary, air temperature and humidity of the house can be adapted where needed.

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CASE STUDY

“Yellow Bird” is a leading Belgian hatchery group, where the third generation is currently at the helm. In their hatcheries in Belgium (Belgabroed, Vervaeke-Belavi, L’Oeuf d’Or) and The Netherlands (van Hulst) about 180 million chicks – of various breeds – are born every year. They supply customers in France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. They invented the innovative NestBorn-system which is leading to a silent revolution within their branch. More and more poultry farmers are switching to NestBorn providing a healthier and better life to chicks.

How the NestBorn system works?

NestBorn (www.nestborn.eu) is a revolutionary on-farm hatching concept with focus on broiler welfare and sustainability. Without need for specific installations or investments in the broiler house, pre-hatched eggs are gently placed in a natural litter bed. With the NestBorn approach, eggs are transported instead of day-old chicks. This new method increases animal welfare significantly and leads to healthier and more robust birds.

The NestBorn Monitoring Platform allows monitoring of the complete hatching process in the broiler house in real time and from a distance.

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