A nest for commercial or breeding layers must guarantee a peaceful and protected environment for brooding. The collective nests – AVIO and ZEUS models by SKA – are designed to allow hens to lay their eggs inside the holes, so that the shells remain intact and clean. The nests have two inlets, to maintain easy entry and exit flows of the hens, which can be regulated by closing the ejection system at certain times, set by the Farm Manager. The SKA nests for laying hens are also designed to be set longitudinally, so as to leave passageways for the animals and allow them to move freely.
Egg collection is fully automated, thanks to a sliding belt that transports the eggs directly to the Service Room, where they are then sorted.