Natura Step XL: barn and free range egg production system with a large usable area
All levels are easy to reach, nest acceptance is very high, there is a matching lighting concept: these and more advantages make sure that layers feel happy in the Natura Step XL aviary system. In time for the digital EuroTier 2021, Big Dutchman presents an XL update of the global bestseller for barn egg production and free range egg production. “We have adjusted many characteristics so that the usable area is greater. The system area of Natura Step XL can therefore be utilised even better,” explains product manager Bernd Heidkamp.
The new welfare aviary system comes with two separate, 245 mm or 450 mm wide egg channels. “More room for the eggs prevents them from hitting each other, even though roll-off distances are longer and nest utilisation is very high,” says Heidkamp. Another advantage: the nest’s back wall serves as an egg channel cover. Dust and dirt fall through the gap between the egg channels and onto the manure belt level. Heidkamp summarises the positive result: “The eggs stay clean!”
Natura Step XL | Additional features:
- intelligent lighting concepts;
- monitoring from the aisle (entire bird area is visible);
- wide litter aisles possible, even with a high stocking density;
- single-row setup possible;
- stepped design: birds jump within the row.
We are family
Big Dutchman has been developing aviaries for egg production for more than 30 years. The Natura family consists of more than 20 aviary models for barn egg production and free range egg production.
Last year, the poultry equipment supplier from Vechta even hit a magical mark: more than 100 million laying hen places worldwide have been equipped with the Natura aviary, which is considered to be especially animal-friendly.