Original Pad, V4.0/Poultry Gray
Through continuous improvement, this continues to line the nests of millions of hens across North America.
With the introduction of the new NXT System, we continue to offer this classic. Some basic Facts and Benefits you should know about the Original Gray Pads:
Facts you should know about the “Original Gray Pads”
We’ve been working for Poultry Producers for over 40 years.
- Experience pays dividends to you when you buy from a supplier who understands the needs of your industry.
With AstroTurf ® Poultry Nest Pads more eggs are laid in the nest, less on the floor.
- Less labor to collect floor eggs.
- More revenue due to less breakage and contamination.
- Cleaner eggs to the hatcheries.
Hens are attracted to the nest. Gray AstroTurf ® Poultry Nest Pads stimulate hens to enter the nest more quickly at the onset of lay.
- Reduction in floor eggs.
- Reduces time and work involved in handling and collecting eggs laid outside the nest.
- Reduces time spent in training hens to go to the nest.
- Overall increase in egg production and revenue.
- Better ratio of hatched eggs feed and nutrient cost per breeder flock.
AstroTurf ® Poultry Nest Pads offer an open back that is quality-controlled for consistency.
- Better air circulation in the nest for hen comfort.
- Dirt and refuse are able to dry and easily fall through to the floor below.
- Cleaner, more hatchable eggs.
AstroTurf ® Poultry Nest Pads are durable and more resistant to rips and tears.
- AstroTurf ® offers a multi flock product which helps reduce the costs associated with replacements pads.
AstroTurf ® Poultry Nest Pads remain flexible over time, conform to the wire bottom and resist insects, rot, fungus and mildew.
- Durability and comfort.
- Reduces the potential for egg contamination.
A proprietary research program was conducted by North Carolina State University’s Poultry Science Department to determine if: Nest pad color has an influence on nest preference in broiler breeders and does color preference have any effect on floor eggs and egg production.
THE TEST RESULTS WERE CONCLUSIVE:
- Broiler breeder hens exhibited a marked preference for gray AstroTurf ® Nest Pads when compared to other colors.
- This preference results in fewer floor eggs and an increase of 4% in total eggs collected.
- Based on the data collected and the findings, a patent was awarded. US Patent number 5.159.896 for AstroTurf ® gray poultry nest pads.
The Original “Grey Pad”