A new all plastic poultry nesting box called the Chick Box is set to dramatically improve the way thousands of keepers can care for their birds. The Chick Box, from BEC, takes just seconds to clean, ending hours of work for poultry keepers struggling to keep boxes free from harmful red mite and other pests and bacteria.
Manufactured in the UK, the Chick Box is available now and is the only plastic injection moulded nest box system on the market.
The Chick Box eclipses wooden boxes which crack, are tough to clean and harbour red mite and other bacteria and galvanised metal which rots easily.
Managing Director Jeff Smith said: "The Chick Box is extremely easy and quick to clean out, has no corners to harbour mites and can be jet washed in seconds, ending the hours of drudgery cleaning and disinfecting wooden or metal boxes to ensure they have no red mite or bacteria in them. Unlike wood and metal the Chick Box does not corrode or rot, it is cheaper and at the end of its life it can be recycled. We think the Chick Box is the answer to many poultry keepers' prayers and are delighted to have it in stock and ready to send out to customers straight away."
The Chick Box can be retro fit, double stacked or placed in line and also has an optional egg tray for ease of collection. The Chick Box is a new addition to the world-class range of plastic poultry products, including feeders and drinkers, from BEC UK, a company with 50 years' experience in the industry. The Chick Box is manufactured in our Scarborough and Church Stretton factories with internationally recognised ISO 2002 systems. It has been designed to be smooth with no corners to harbour red mite or bacteria. The perch assembly slides out easily for cleaning. It will retro fit into any shed by attaching to a length of wood 3" x 2" - 75-50mm, approximately 600-800mm from the shed floor. Chick Box can be double stacked or added to each other inline as your flock grows. Four laying hens to each Chick Box is a good ratio.
The Chick Box is draught free, but is ventilated and keeps hens warm in winter and cool in summer. The perch bracket is at the perfect height with additional grip to easily allow the hen to lift herself out of the Chick Box. Rollout nesting bottoms can be supplied with the Chick Box or added later, allowing eggs to automatically roll out into a collection tray on the outside.
The Chickbox Poultry Nestbox website has more information.