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Some of the most frequently asked questions around the poultry farming equipment industry in Southern Africa.

Dynamic Automation FAQ’s

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Can Layer and Broiler Chickens be kept on the same farm?

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.

Do we supply layer/broiler hens and feed?

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

Do our layer cages come assembled?

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

What is a commercial laying Hen?

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.

How long do commercial laying hens lay eggs?

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 molting period.

How long does it take an egg to form?

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.

How much feed does a laying hen eat per day?

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

How much water does a laying hen consume per day?

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.

What is a pullet?

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.

What is a broiler?

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

What is the largest laying house Dynamic has installed?

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.

What is the largest broiler house Dynamic has installed?

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

How long has Dynamic been in the poultry business?

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

Does Dynamic supply across our borders?

Dynamic Automation also exports systems to neighboring 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.

Can Dynamic assist with project design?

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

What is Tunnel ventilation?

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.

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