HatchTech announced that Saudi Grandparent Poultry Co. selected HatchTraveller to transport its day-old chicks across Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries in the Gulf region. HatchTraveller is the transportation arm of HatchTech, an incubation technology supplier.

HatchTraveller will ensure chicks maintain their optimal body temperature and body functions independently of outside climate conditions, which is essential given the inability of chicks to regulate their own body temperature during the first days of life. Extreme weather conditions in the Gulf region and long transport distances   up to 48 hours   also threaten the health of day-old chicks. HatchTraveller trucks are equipped with a climate control system based on HatchTech's laminar airflow technology and perforated radiators. The system ensures that the body temperature of every chick in the truck is kept at a constant 104F —  the neutral body temperature which enables chicks to make optimum use of their nutrients.

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Saudi Grandparent Poultry Co., a hatchery built by HatchTech, is located near the city of Arar in the northern region of Saudi Arabia. The company produces breeder chicks, and the hatchery has a capacity of more than 16 million eggs a year. The Saudi Grandparent Poultry Co. hatchery has been selected by Cobb, an international poultry breeder, to distribute its breed in the region. The chicks will be transported in two HatchTraveller trucks, which have a capacity of 67,200 day-old chicks each.