- Paper "guides" chickens to the drinking-water system.
- Improved distribution of chickens throughout the shed.
- Improved weight gain in the first 7 days.
- Greater uniformity of the herd.
- Better insulation therefore lower mortality rates.
The “Columbus paper” was developed by paper specialists in collaboration with different chick breeders. It is special kind of paper, easily degradable with highly absorbing and rustling properties. Thanks to these features one day old chicks, in the breeding room, are directed precisely (by the rustling sound) towards the drinking-water system. Chickpaper, when touched by chicks, produces a rustling sound which attracts the animals. At the same time it constitutes a warm ground cover. Chickpaper is deliberately produced at width of 70cm and comes in rolls of 200 meters.
The width has its importance for the following reasons:
- too wide does not provide a good spread of the herd
- too narrow the food would not be equally spread and the spillage would occur
COMPATIBLE WITH ALL DRINKING-WATER SYSTEMS.
The paper has to be unrolled under the drinking system. It can be used with drinking cups, nipples, columns, channels and minidrinkers.
WATER - THE FIRST VITAL NECESSITY
Paper proves its benefits from the very first moment when the chicks are distributed on it. After approximately four hours the chicks will find themselves on the paper. Thus, their first life requirement, water supply, is met.
WARMER GROUND COVER RESULTING IN INCREASED UNIFORMITY OF THE HERD
Chickpaper provides chicks in the breeding room with warmer ground cover, than the classic bedding of concrete with litter. Thanks to this, cases of osteoporosis or yolk-remainder infections are minimized and business performance is increased.
Extensive experiments have shown that when using the chickpaper the weight of each chick, after seven days, is improved of 10g.
BETTER SPREAD OF THE ANIMALS AROUND THE BREEDING ROOM
The spread of the animals is improved by using the paper. After few hours chicks find themselves on the paper over the entire poultry house. The water intake is optimized and also weaker animals can satisfy their needs.
BETTER FEED PATTERN
The feed intake is improved by scattering the feed on the paper. It is easier for chicks to pick up the feed from the paper than from the feeding tablets (which are now unnecessary). The paper's high absorbing capacity prevents chicks form eating secretions.
Chickpaper has proven to be highly degradable so it is no longer necessary to remove the paper from the breeding room.
Chickpaper is supplied in cartoons containing two rolls of 200 meters. The rolls are wrapped in plastic foil.