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Live bird handling refers to the process of safely and humanely handling birds, whether it be for transportation, breeding, or other purposes. It is important to handle birds with care and consideration for their well-being, as improper handling can cause stress and injury to the birds.

When handling birds, it is important to approach them calmly and quietly to avoid startling them. Birds should be picked up and held securely, but not too tightly, to prevent injury. It is important to support the birds’ body weight and to keep their wings securely against their body.

It is also important to be aware of the specific needs and behaviours of the different species of birds being handled. For example, some birds may be more skittish than others, and some may have specific handling requirements. Additionally, it is essential to follow all relevant laws and regulations regarding the handling of live birds.

Proper handling of live birds can help ensure their well-being and also prevent injury to the handlers. It is crucial to be well-informed, prepared, and to handle birds with care and respect.

Live bird handling is a procedure that itself incorporates several individual processes. These include loading, transportation and slaughter. At Wrightfield, we have developed a system that is able to provide an efficient, safe and humane solution for every step of the way. Read on for more information.

Live Bird handling Wrightfield Conveyor Systems

The Wrightfield Pro Load

The Wrightfield Pro Load is a live bird handling system that is designed to be simple, safe and effective, as well as provide unerring reliability. The system meets industry demands for the following elements:

  • Line Speed
  • Hygiene
  • Durability
  • Cleaning

Tailored Solution

We understand that every business, operation and production line is different. It is for this reason that we tailor all of our products to the individual needs of a customer.

The animal-welfare friendly system provides solutions for all production capacities and levels of automation.


Our live bird handling system incorporates a modular system that ensures birds are separated by horizontal divisions. This is a hugely important factor that encourages air circulation and reduces the instances of stress related issues in the birds.

The modules themselves are designed with hygiene in mind. The easy to clean units do not have any riveted joints, a factor that helps to eliminate dirt traps.

The modules are made from galvanised steel or stainless steel, a simple and sturdy design that helps to significantly reduce repair costs.

The modules are available in three, four or five tier options, ensuring that they are compatible with a range of poultry, from small chickens up to much larger birds such as turkeys.

Live Bird Handling Pro Load – Find Out More

Click on the following link if you would like to find out more about our live bird handling, or this link for information on other stainless steel equipment manufactured by Wrightfield.

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