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Novel barn concept

In a quest for more animal welfare, less impact on the environment and last but not least profit for the broiler farmer - a Dutch consortium of companies and research institutes launched a novel barn concept, the 'Windstreek' barn.

Commissioned and operated by independent poultry farmer Robert Nijkamp, the house does away with everything the industry is used to having. No mechanical ventilation and no conventional heating system makes this house exceptional as does its design. The barn houses 26,000 chicks at 12,5 animals per square metre produced for the alternative free range 


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  • M M

    Gr8 Novelty IN poultry farming

  • S A Elaghbash

    it seems promising in reducing the initial cost of a poultry project. will it work in tropical area? how brooding temperature for day old chicks is achieved?

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