Colony Systems

Big Dutchman’s line of colony systems is termed AVECH, standing for Adaptable Versatile Enriched Colony Housing. These systems are all about how the birds move freely to create the space they want, or group closely together as a colony. The AVECH offers plenty of space for your flock to practice their natural behaviors, such as perching, roaming around, spreading their wings, and preening their feathers. Click to read more about each system below:

AVECH III

AVECH III is a versatile layer house system that offers flexibility for birds to create and utilize compartment space more efficiently. You have the option to start with an Enrichable system and move into an Enriched system any time.

AVECH 2240

Designed around the original AVECH, the 2240 system adds the ability to convert to cage-free if the need arises. The structural system layout (nest, litter area, perches, feed and water supply) provides ample freedom of movement, allowing the hens to act out their natural behaviors.