AUTOMAT Cage Equipment for Duck Farming


AUTOMAT Cage Equipment for Duck Farming

Rearing of commercial duck flocks using high-quality cage equipment and feeds under appropriate labour management system may yield high production output. Modern state-of-art technologies not only allow production of high-quality product, but also enable transformation of the poultry farming process into profitable business.

TEXHA company has designed the dedicated cage equipment for duck farming that facilitates optimization of the farming process and ensures reliable increase of the production economic performance.

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Equipment models developed by TEXHA allow various degree of poultry life support process automation and are intended for various production capacities. The only features common for all equipment models available are reliable design and use of high-quality materials.


  • Facility automation: litter removal, feeding, drinking, lighting and microclimate systems
  • Poultry life support processes are aligned with utilized farming technology, which ensures optimal conditions for duck growing in reduced stress environment.
  • Multi-purpose feeding system using proprietary KoChiBo feeder design to ensure quick poultry growth
  • Minimizing the human factor influence on production
  • Equipment made from high-quality galvanized steel
  • Prolonged service life of the equipment


  • High quality of the equipment
  • Full or supervised on-site equipment installation
  • Poultry farm personnel training
  • Equipment commissioning
  • Equipment troubleshooting
  • Warranty and post-warranty service
  • Development of customized design and process solution based on the customer’s request

OUR EXPERT TEAM MEMBER will calculate:

  • Scope of equipment to meet your needs and requirements, depending on the production technology, farm building characteristics or area of construction site allocated for poultry house project, climatic conditions and production capacities.
  • Amount of investments required for the project.


Cage width, mm 1 200
Cage depth, mm 1 608
Faсade height, mm 383
Distance between levels, mm 709
Cage area, sq.m 1,93
Number of birds per cage* 55
Floor area per bird,* 350,8
Feeding frontline* Up to 60 birds / feedbox
Feeding system Feedbox inside cage
Bottom shifting system Manual
*May be adjusted depending on the cross-breed of birds
Poultry Harvesting System


One of the important and complicated technological processes in duck farming is the process of poultry harvesting for slaughter. The bird injury rate and the supplied product quality directly depend on how well this process is designed and implemented.

Cage equipment for duck farming offered by TEXHA company is available in two different configurations that utilize two distinct poultry harvesting methods described below.


When automated poultry harvesting technology is used, the service workers manually shift the cage cell floors, so the birds enter the moving litter-removal belt. This belt is a conveyor for transporting the ducks toward the drive station. Then, the birds are moved outside of the poultry house and loaded into boxes for dispatch to the slaughter shop.

Advantages of automated poultry harvesting technology:

  • Reduced labor efforts;
  • Minimizing the human factor influence on production;
  • Expedited harvesting process;
  • Ability to improve process logistics;
  • Easy maintenance


This conveyor is developed by TEXHA’s design engineering department and is intended to ensure a safe poultry harvesting process. Conveyor design takes into account various considerations, including own experiences, market requirements, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of the equipment.

The design is based on the roller conveyor system. A dedicated lifting mechanism moves the conveyor depending on the battery level, from which the ducks are to be harvested. This conveyor acts as a final link in the poultry harvesting process.


  • Safe for birds
  • Energy efficient
  • Easy-to-maintain
  • Minimum service personnel requirement
  • Adjustable speed range
  • Smooth start
  • Active beak feature to reduce the gap between the conveyor and poultry harvesting table.

Conveyor Technical Specifications:

  • Conveyor width – 685 mm
  • Conveyor movement speed – 13,8 m/min (without variable speed drive)
  • Harvesting rate – up to 276 birds per minute
Feeding System

The cage equipment for duck farming supplied by TEXHA company utilizes the intra-cage feeding system.

The system incorporates:

  • External feed storage bin;
  • Transverse feed supply system;
  • Longitudinal intra-cage feeding system.

The transverse feeding system comprises the following:

  • Separator;
  • Inclined and horizontal spring conveyors;
  • Downtakes for the supply of feed on longitudinal feeding lines.

Feed distribution lines have adjustable heights.

An automated feedbox filling system allows programming of the feeding parameters and precise adjustment of feed distribution depending on the utilized poultry cross bread. The replenishment sensor measuring the feed fill-up of the entire line is installed in the last cell feedbox.

  • Continuous availability of feed for ducks
  • Fast feed distribution across all battery levels
  • Low energy consumption of the feed distribution process
  • Easy and reliable design
  • Ability to adjust the feed quantity in the feedbox depending on the age of the birds


In cooperation with our Japanese partners, TEXHA has designed multi-purpose feeder intended for use as part of the duck’s feeding system regardless of the utilized rearing technology.

Unique design:

  • Low feeder edge allows the ducks to access the feed from the very first day of life
  • 5-level adjustment of feed supply, feed volume, and quantity.
  • Folded flanges and beams of the feeder limit the ducks’ ability to enter inside the feedbox, thus preventing scattering and loss of the feed
  • The wide diameter of the distribution mechanism ensures unhindered spilling and homogenous distribution of feeds

The key outstanding feature of KoChiBo feature is the preservation of feed and reduction of irrecoverable feed loss!


  • Easy installation.
  • Easy and convenient adjustment system.
  • Easy dismantling and washing.
  • Comfortable handling and storage thanks to ability to pile the feeders in stacks on top of each other.

Perfect quality:

  • Use of high-strength elastic material helps to prevent mechanical damage.
  • Robustness against the aggressive environment.
  • Resistance to deformation.
  • Robustness against high-pressure hot washing.
  • Made of food-grade plastic material.

Cost-effectiveness and versatility:

  • Compatibility with any feeds.
  • Compatibility with any duck rearing system.
  • Availability of 8-beam and 16-beam models depending on final broiler weight.
  • The optimal size and shape of the feeder reduce material consumption and cost while maintaining full compliance with feeding standards.

Adjustment System

KoChiBo feeder features a moveable bottom that enables adjustment of the feeder depth. This feature is especially important for ducks during the first days of their life since it significantly facilitates a search for feedstuff and ensures easy access to feed, thus contributing to the fast growth of the birds.

With the growth of a duck, the feeding lines may be gradually raised to increase the feeder depth. Therefore, the volume of the feed spilled into the feedbox is also increased thanks to the movement of the feeder frame upwards relative to its bottom. This allows supplying the birds with higher quantities of feed while preventing loss of the feed from scattering.

Drinking System

TEXHA company offers reliable, efficient and easy-to-use drinking system. The purpose of this system is quite simple – to supply the birds with water of proper quality and in sufficient quantity. Furthermore, this system also serves for delivery of necessary medications to the birds.

The system consists of the following:

  • Water treatment unit;
  • Water distribution system for cage batteries
  • Drinking lines at every level

The water treatment units comprises of filters, water flow meter, medicator, pressure gauges, valves and fittings. Depending on the technical specifications, water pressure regulators also may be incorporated.

The filter ensures purification of water from mechanical impurities. Use of 2 filters connected in-parallel through valves and fittings allows uninterrupted water supply to the drinking system without a need for shut-off during maintenance of one of filters.

Pressure gauges in water supply system control the system pressure and record precise values of filter performance rating.

Water flow meter allows operational control of the water consumption, which in turn assists in analyzing the flock condition.

In order to maintain optimal water pressure, the membrane-type pressure regulators are used.

Water distribution system for cage batteries is made of pipes manufactured from food-grade plastic.

The nipple drinkers are attached to the plastic square section pipe with the length of 5,98 m. Such design not only reduces the number of connections, but also ensure high-quality assembly and leak-proof connection sealing. .

The pipe walls feature special bulges in the nipple screwing-in points in order to ensure reliable nipple attachment.

The drinking line height may be easily adjusted depending on the height of a duck.


  • Drinking line pipes:
    • Made of top-of-class raw materials;
    • In-house manufacturing
    • High-quality assembly
    • Minimum number of connection points
  • Nipples may move up/down and rotate by 3600
Lighting System

A well-managed lighting system in the poultry house affects the general condition of the birds, their food craving, and physiological development, which is directly related to the flock’s productive performance. Lighting is an essential way to influence the state of health, behavior, and productivity of the birds.

Our equipment uses the state-of-art energy efficient technologies that not only create the favorable lighting conditions, but also reduce the electricity costs.

TEXHA company offers a wide range of lighting systems for poultry farms regardless of the utilized poultry housing and rearing methods.


  • Use of LED lamps with energy consumption
    • 10 times lower as compared to the filament lamps
    • 2,5 times lower as compared to the luminescent lamps
  • Lighting intensity adjustment in 0-100% range for sunrise / sunset functions
  • Compliance with the international environmental requirements;
  • High level of protection against external impacts;
  • Supervised installation is included into the lighting system price;
  • Warranty and post-warranty service

LED Lighting System for Cage Interior Space

The systems consists of controller, power supply unit and lamp.

Advantages of P-RLС-1LV-V2  0-10V 230B lighting controller:

  • 99 empty programs available for setting
  • Each program allows setting of the following:
    • Day
    • Time
    • % lighting intensity
    • Switching period in minute until light intensity reaches the set value
  • Lighting intensity may be manually adjusted
  • Ability to switch the lights on / off independently for each individual level

Power supply unit is included into the scope of LED lighting system and is intended for transformation of input power from 220V / 50 Hz grid into 24V power for LED lights supply, which is safe for both a human and a bird.

Main features:

  • In-built active function of power factor compensation required in order to ensure even distribution of line power and prevent network overload.
  • Protection from short circuit, overload, high voltage and temperature.
  • Multi-purpose AC input / full range (~88–264 V).

Characteristics of the LED lamp are as follows:

  • Lamp body made of high-quality polycarbonate
  • High level of protection against external impacts
  • Waterproof (IP67 protection rating)
  • Even light distribution inside every cage as part of cage equipment;
  • Lighting intensity range 0-100%
  • Service life above 50 000 hours (almost 6 years)
  • Sage voltage of 24V
  • Maximum lighting level of 60 LX
  • Color temperature 2 700 – 3 300К
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