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AVIARY
is stored in a building on the farm, which has a holding
capacity of approximately nine months' worth. Manure
scrapers are also used on the floor to keep litter from
getting too deep and to control dust. All manure is sold to
a local farmer for use as fertilizer.
The house lighting program follows guidelines from
the breeder. As in all housing systems employing nests,
the nest area is kept darker than the rest of the house and
feeding and watering areas are kept brighter, as is the area
underneath the aviary.
Feeding schedules are adjusted throughout the flock
based on daily egg mass, feed consumption and age of
birds. Feed is independently distributed to each room four
to six times per day.

Ventilation
The house ventilation system was designed by a conglomeration of people, including ventilation professionals
at Munters and Valco, staff from Iowa Cage Free and
Henning Construction. 
The layer house temperatures for ventilation are set
between 68 and 78 degrees
Fahrenheit. The set temperature is based on flock age and
feed consumption. Dust in the
air of the house was minimal
and air quality was good. ■

Building ventilation is
automatically controlled
with a PMSI Command
III environmental control
system from Poultry
Management Systems
Inc. The system keeps
the house temperatures
for ventilation between
68 and 78 degrees
Fahrenheit. Terrence O'Keefe
September 2019 ❙ www.WATTAgNet.com

with MIDDLE NEST

The Specht aviary system with nests in the middle
is a further development of laying batteries and floor
management system that Specht has been producing
since 1967.
Good reasons for the Specht Varia system with middle nest:
>> Optimum stocking density per house because of usable
area on several levels.
>> Integrated LED-lights in the system.
>> Group laying nest in the middle with nipple drinking lines.
>> Little mislaid eggs due to the highest possible
acceptance of the nests by the layer hens.
>> Automatic manure removal with PP-belts.
>> System with a good overview and more space per hen.
>> Arm length (90 cm) up to the middle.
Useable space on several levels enables an optimal
stocking density. The use of floor space contributes
to animal-friendly husbandry.

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Egg Industry - September 2019
Pest control 10 years after FDA’s Egg Safety Rule
Iowa Cage Free delivering on hen welfare promise
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