Depending on your building’s size, you’ll need 1 to 2 robots per pen.
A question about the configuration of your building?
How many robots do I need for each pen?
Can I tell the robot what area to work in?
No, the robot moves randomly to keep the birds from getting too used to it. But don’t worry, in the end, the robot will cover the whole surface. However, if you want the robot to work in a particular area, we have some tips for you.
I have several scratching areas, do I need several robots?
If you have a central nest with two scratching areas, you can work with one robot and use it on one side at a time : 2-3 days on each side. However, if you have four scratching areas, we recommend you have two robots.
I have flat chain feeders. Can I use the robot?
Yes, you can still use the robot. In order to move around properly, the robot needs 20 cm (8 inches) under the feed lines and 80 cm (2.7 feet) of space between the wall/line or slats/line.
Can it be used on slats?
Yes, the robot can be used on slats. If the feed lines are attached to the slats, you need a space of 80 cm (2.7 feet) wide for the robot to move. You can lower the line along the wall to prevent the robot from getting into the nests.
What happens if I have a scraper under my aviary?
The robot can pass over the scrapers from a height of 5 to 6 cm / 2 inches.
A question about the organization of your work?
When should I use the robot?
Start using the robot a few days after your birds have begun to lay eggs. For nest training, use the robot in the morning, during laying hours. For an impact on fertility, use the robot every day in the afternoon.
Does the robot pick up the eggs?
Better than picking up! It prevents the eggs from being laid on the ground before they have to be picked up. Eggs laid on the floors carry a health risk, generate additional costs, and must be monitored at the hatchery. With Spoutnic we prefer to work on reducing the number of floor eggs because this lets you earn more.
Will it charge by itself? Will you move the charging station every day?
Our robot does not have a self-charging station but is equipped with a 10-hour lithium battery approved for medical use. The robot can be recharged in 1 to 3 hours on an ordinary socket. It’s faster than a cell phone!
What is the battery life?
The battery life is 10 hours.
When should the robot be recharged?
It’s easiest to recharge the battery when the birds are being fed, at lunchtime, or overnight.
Is it like a robot lawnmower robot or a vacuum-cleaner robot?
No, the furniture in a house always stays in the same place, but chickens are obstacles that move all the time. The technology is very different.
Tibot robots are industrial robots – unlike mainstream home use robots – built to withstand harsh environments (ammonia, dust, animals, disinfection, etc.)
Does it just move the hens?
This apparent straightforward action has many positive effects.
The robot improves the health and well-being of the poultry: less pecking, less wishbone burning, less problems with movement, less aggressiveness, etc. For you, it means less drudgery, less exposure to dust, and lower risks of musculoskeletal disorders. Finally, enhancing technical performance improves your profitability. That’s pretty good, right?