PPP source all our egg handling equipment from Giordano and Italian manufactured established more than 50 years ago. Quality is exceptional as all products are manufactured from virgin plastic, UV stabilised and established world-wide acceptance. The plastic used has been certified by the EU as food grade standard.
The rural town of Renswoude (Holland) lies in the middle of the Food Valley region. This is an area with a history of poultry and in the centre of this region lies the establishment of the family business Van Gent Laying nests for over forty-five years.
Van Gent Laying nests is active in the breeding sector and in the laying sector. For the international poultry industry, we fabricate and sell on a large-scale animal friendly and modular laying nests and flooring (slatted and plastic) for poultry. This is a business that Van Gent can relate to thoroughly, is it about commercial layers, layer breeders or broiler breeders.
A half century of experience put into the newest generation of automatic laying nests has delivered visual results. The housing system of Van Gent give in the daily practice worldwide the best results.
For the poultry industry the Van Gent laying nests and flooring (hardwood and plastic) are known for its high quality and durability. The products of Van Gent are fully designed with a balance of efficiency in use and promoting the natural behaviour of the birds. This approach ensures that you can visibly relate this in your production results.
Each system comes complete with the following equipment;
If you are looking at decreasing labour in put for egg collection and reducing floor eggs then you must consider the back to back double Smart Nest system.
The Smart Nest is manufactured from high quality galvanised steel. Inside the nest box a high quality very durable laying pad is used. This pad allows for the egg to gentle roll away into the central egg collection area. Once the hen stands up the egg rolls away meaning your eggs are kept clean. This pad can be removed for cleaning when required.
The special pull out chute at one end of the nest box makes for quick and easy collection of eggs.
The hinged perches also allow you the option of preventing birds entering the nest box at night.
Each module of 1.20m x 1.20m (width increases to 1.80 m when perches are down) is suitable for 120 laying hens.
PPP Cages are made from NZ manufactured heavy galvanised wire. Life expectancy is between 20- 30 years in the Pacific Islands.