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Automated chick counting & boxing

Automated chick counting & boxing


  • The full automated chick counter is designed to count and box accurately day old chicken, ducklings, poults and game birds
  • The automated counter is customized for each customer’s boxes (plastic or cardboard ; 1, 2 or 4 compartments).
  • Accurate Counting & Boxing
  • Fully automated
  • Accurate Laser Analysis Technology
  • Capacity: from 20 000 chicks/hour, up to 120 000 chicks/hour and more
  • Following animal welfare international standards


  • Nominal speed: 20 000 to 60 000 chicks / hour (single or double line)
  • Other higher speed capacity up to 120 000 chicks / hour or more, depending on design of the chick processing line
  • Electrical control pannel
  • H M I display for control and data collection:
  • Individual flock identification
  • Counts per flock and per session
  • Number of chicks per box
  • Different conveyor belts to separate the chicks
  • Counting head: Accurate Laser Technology for very precise counting and minimum maintenance (no calibration is needed)
  • Distribution system for equal distribution in boxes


  • Chick counting
  • Boxing
  • Automated
  • Equipment
  • Chick processing line



NECTRA develops, designs, manufactures and supplies a complete range of robust and innovative industrial equipment for hatchery automation and pharmaceutical laboratories producing egg based vaccines. We also offer complete solutions for specific or turnkey projects adapted to all incubator suppliers.

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