Champion® Chain

Big Dutchman chain feeder for improved feed distribution, production and conversion

The Champion Chain feeding system takes us back to our roots as it was manufactured as part of our first ever Model A chain feeder. The chain drive is specifically designed to ensure excellent feed flow and correct sprocket engagement. The Champion Chain feeding system consistently outperforms other feeding systems on the market today.

Important Advantages

  • Original patented design in use for over 70 years
  • Provides consistent flow in an easy-to-install, low maintenance, durable package
  • Prevents feed separation insuring uniform nutrition for every bird
  • Superior feed conversion
  • No blockage or bridging
  • Feed level can be easily adjusted

Customize to Your Needs

The Champion Chain presents feed according to the producer’s management schedule—not the manufacturer’s schedule. Feed can easily be increased or decreased.

Dependable and Long Lasting

Flexible. Efficient. Productive. The Champion system features the independent-drive unit. Drive units are separated from the hoppers, helping increase the life of system components. Studies show improved feed distribution, production, and feed conversions.

Configurations for Every House

Big Dutchman’s drive systems are available in a variety of configurations, providing management flexibility. Load is drastically reduced and the load on all four corners is equal, increasing the life of all components. Single and dual-drive systems accommodate a wide range of house lengths. Chain speeds from 40 to 120 feet per minute are available.

Feed Conversions Improved

Tests comparing chain feeding systems to drag auger systems have revealed the chain feeding system’s 1.92 feed conversion ratio in the first cycle, compared to the auger’s 1.96 ratio. In the second cycle, the chain feeder produced a 2.14 ratio, compared to the auger’s 2.21 ratio.

Production Increased

Studies show that chain feeding yields three more eggs per hen in the first cycle, and two more eggs per hen in the second cycle. Chain feeding also provides more uniform feed distribution. A Cornell University study found that with a drag auger, the calcium level of feed dropped 0.57% over 500 feet or 152 m (above the 0.50% change that can adversely affect bird performance). The study showed no significant calcium separation with chain feeding.


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Get Started on Your Project

Over the course of 80 years we have designed, tested, developed, and refined egg production equipment to meet every imaginable need. Get in touch with our sales team to discuss your farm requirements today.