Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

7-15-1986

Abstract

Describes a fowl harvesting apparatus that receives fowl which are conveyed upwardly and deposited in a metering tray which actuates a switch to cut off the conveyor when a desired number of fowl have been deposited in the tray. The tray is then moved downwardly on a supporting framework to be positioned adjacent an open coop compartment of a multi-compartment coop unit following which the tray is pivoted to deposit the fowl in the associated coop compartment. The multi-compartment coop unit is shiftable into one of two positions in which one of two vertically aligned banks of coop compartments is positioned in alignment with the fowl receiving and depositing tray. Conveyor is provided for removing the multi-compartment coop unit following the filling of same so as to permit the positioning of an empty multi-compartment coop unit on the apparatus for subsequent filling purposes.

Department

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Patent Number

US4600351

Application Filed

6-28-1983

Assignee

Board of Trustees University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)

Comments

Glenn S. Nelson, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

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