Patent Number: 6,305,327

Title: Newborn avian delivery method and apparatus

Abstract: Automation of delivery of newborn avian chicks into grow-out houses is accomplished by use of a delivery vehicle which has a powered telescoping conveyor mounted to this vehicle. The vehicle is positioned at one of the personnel doors of a grow-out house and the conveyor extended into the interior of the building. A moving blower is provided at the discharge end of the telescoping conveyor to distribute the chicks over the floor of a grow-out house in such a manner as to prevent piles of chicks from forming.

Inventors: Bounds, Jr.; Edward G. (Salisbury, MD)

Assignee: Chick Express, Inc.

International Classification: A01K 45/00 (20060101); A01K 037/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018