Champion Chain Feeding
The best feeding system available
The proven Champion Chain Feeding system improves production and profits. Flexible, efficient and productive, the Champion Chain Feeding system provides superior feed flow in an easy-to-install, low-maintenance, and durable package.
- Fast and uniform feed distribution, yielding uniform nutrition and bird size with less stress and migration
- Moves at speeds from 40 to 120 feet per minute (12 to 36 meters per minute), providing fast, uniform feed distribution that yields uniform nutrition and bird size, with less stress and migration
- Provides approximately 43% more feeding space than drag auger feeders and allows birds to eat head-to-head
- Reduces competition for feed with a large-capacity trough, resulting in far less risk of bird injury
- Reduces feed waste with an internal remix wheel
- Regulates the amount of feed coming from the hopper, keeping a consistent supply of feed on the chain
Flexible and Configurable
The Champion Chain Feeding system presents feed according to your management schedule, allowing you to select the quantity and timing of feed distribution. You select the amount of feed to be distributed and when it’s distributed. Feed can easily be adjusted up to 3/4 lb. per foot (1,100 g/m) of chain. The system is available with independent-drive units. Drive units are separated from the hoppers, helping to increase the life of system components.
In addition, infinitely variable feed control system simplifies management of young birds, reducing harm to the birds while also reducing bird migration during feeding as birds get older. The system has a variable speed control which provides managers the ability to adjust speeds according to their individual needs.
Configurations for Every House
Big Dutchman’s drive systems are available in a variety of configurations, providing management flexibility and configurations for every house no matter how simple of complex.
- 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.
Studies also 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.