Best practices for bird catching efficiency

July 31, 2020

Catching is important in chicken harvesting and best practices will improve animal welfare. To improve efficiency during catching, David Beavers, Cobb’s Global Processing Specialist recommended: 1) dividing birds into smaller groups, 2) loading from the center as well as the ends if possible, 3) using fans to keep birds cool and restrict light, 4) match catch method to your container, 5) monitor crew for handling to avoid injury, 6) have a set number or birds/person. “And remember, always move the container to the bird, not the bird to the container,” Mr Beavers said during the 2020 Cobb Asia webinar series.