In the Walloon town of Beauraing, near the border with France, the Baudoin family has started an organic poultry farm. This modern poultry barn houses 9,000 organic laying hens, completely in accordance with the latest insights and the strict rules applied in Wallonia. Cutting-edge technology is used in the house. For instance, the poultry house has been equipped, among other things, with a Vencomatic aviary system, Hotraco automation and Tulderhof ventilation and welfare components. The lighting in the house can change to red, which prevents injurious pecking. In addition, there is free range to the outside and there are solar panels on the roof that cover most of the energy costs.
Strict ventilation rules apply in Wallonia, so the family chose to use natural ventilation and new mechanical ventilation with equal pressure via the Air Equalizer air inlet ducts on the roof. This system ensures optimum air distribution in the house, even when the pop holes are open. Thanks to the equal pressure system, there are no draughts near the pop holes, thus guaranteeing a pleasant climate in the poultry house.