POULTRY FARMING FAQ

No, layer and broiler chickens cannot be kept on the same farm, You may contact KZNPI  033 342 2814, they will inform you about the distance which the farms need to be apart.

Dynamic Automation only supplies the poultry equipment we do not supply chickens, feed or medications.

No, all cages are unassembled and need to be assembled by the customer. Cages can be partly assembled at an additional charge.

A commercial laying hen is a hen that has been specifically bred to lay eggs in a commercial environment. Point of lay hens are usually between the 22 to 24 weeks.

Birds usually start to lay at around five months (20-21 weeks) of age and continue to lay for 12 months (52 weeks) on average, laying fewer eggs as they near the moulting period.

It takes on average 26 hours for an egg to form.

In areas where the climate is hot and humid, commercial hybrid laying birds produce on average between 180 and 200 eggs per year. In more temperate climates birds can produce on average between 250 and 300 eggs per year.

A laying hen eats between 120 and 135 grams of feed per day this will increase during colder conditions.

At approximately 90% production level in 21 degree weather a commercial layer hen will drink approximately 270ml of water per day this will increase during higher temperatures.

A pullet is a young female chicken that has not begun to lay eggs, as soon as they start laying eggs they are referred to as hens.

A broiler is any chicken specifically bred and raised for meat production. Most commercial broiler chickens reach slaughter weight between 4 and 7 weeks.

Dynamic Automation has constructed 8-tier vertical layer houses with as many as 70 000 layers per house, some of the biggest in Africa, these houses are fully automated and environmentally controlled.

Dynamic Automation has built broiler houses that can house up to 50 000 broilers per house these houses are fully automated and environmentally controlled.

Dynamic Automation was founded in 1984 by Rob Galway who has 40+ years-experience in the poultry industry.

Dynamic Automation also exports systems to neighbouring Sub-Sahara African countries using our own transport. We have great relationships with clients and agents in Zambia, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Botswana and Angola.

Yes, Dynamic Automation has a fully equipped drawing office and professionals in the field to assist accordingly.

In tropical regions of the world the heat is constant and it is therefore important to be able to lower the temperature in the livestock house. With tunnel ventilation, the correct temperature in the livestock house is ensured despite the high temperatures outside.

The air intake in a tunnel ventilation system is located at the sides or the gable end of the building and is lined with cooling pads.

Combi-Tunnel ventilation is a negative pressure system used in a poultry production facilities in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world where there are considerable temperature fluctuations on both daily and seasonal basis.

In cold periods fresh air is supplied through wall inlets which direct the warm air toward the ceiling. The fresh air is mixed with the air in the livestock house before it reaches the area occupied by the animals. Ceiling inlets can be used instead of wall inlets. In warm periods the air is sucked into the livestock house using tunnel door at one end of the house.