Verbeek Hatchery, Holland, will open its new Zeewolde hatchery on Jan. 17.

The hatchery has been built according to the latest views on hygiene and biosecurity, with separate areas for egg and chick handling. Ventilation and air conditioning will work on separate systems in each room and the building has an advanced chick handling room where sexing, vaccination and beak treatment can be done on one line. “The investment in this new layer hatchery is a strong move of Verbeek, in order to safeguard future deliveries of quality day-old layer chicks in the years to come," said Pieter Kruit, managing director. "It is a investment in the future of the European layer industry."