With the EUROVENTEU colony system, Big Dutchman provides you with everything you need for animal-friendly and efficient egg production.
EUROVENTEU reliable, animal-friendly and hygienic egg production

Two of the most important advantages are maximum hygiene and the best possible product safety. The enriched colony system fully complies with the EU Directive 1999/74 of 19 July 1999*. This means:

  • at least 750 cm2 colony surface per hen, with 600 cm2 usable area;
  • the total colony surface must have at least 2000 cm2
  • colony height at least 45 cm;
  • at least 12 cm trough length / hen;
  • every hen must have access to at least 2 nipple drinkers
  • nest and litter bath must be available;
  • 15 cm perch per hen;
  • every colony compartment has to be equipped with a claw-shortening device;
  • the floor slope must not exceed 14 % or 8°
  • passage width of at least 90 cm;
  • distance of at least 35 cm between the barn floor and the bottom tier.