Free-range farming of chickens is generally considered to be the most appropriate and ecological option. In contrast to stable keeping, the animals can move naturally on the meadow. They have enough space, are in the open air and can live out innate behaviours such as flapping their wings. For the meadow, however, keeping chickens outdoors is quite stressful. The soil is heavily strained and contaminated with chicken droppings. Parasites can accumulate in puddles and muddy areas.
That's why chickens should change the meadow every few days. Innovative solutions for this are already available. One example is the mobile hen house, which Stallbau Weiland from Bad Sooden-Allendorf currently offers in four variants. Depending on the version, the chicken mobile can accommodate 225 to 1400 chickens. The hen-mobiles have a hydraulic running gear, which enables them to change their location regularly.
Which battery is best suited for a mobile solar system such as the mobile hen house?
The mobile hen house is climate-neutral and completely independent of the mains power supply. The electricity required for lighting and controlling the outlet flaps is generated from a photovoltaic system installed on the roof of the hen house. The energy generated during the day is stored in HOPPECKE sun | power VRM batteries. These energy storage systems are particularly well suited for this purpose. Their compact design can easily be integrated into the mobile stand-alone system. In addition, these sun | power VRM batteries are very cycle stable. They don't mind frequent loading and unloading. Their efficient charge current consumption ensures that the energy generated from renewable sources is utilized optimally.
HOPPECKE batteries are also used in agriculture to drive vehicles.
Incidentally, the chicken mobile is not the only application in agriculture where HOPPECKE batteries are used. Our sealed and maintenance-free trak | systemizer dynamics energy storage systems are used, for example, for the emission-free drive of wheel loaders used in stables and yards. This is not only way more quiet than the use of diesel-driven machines. The air for animals and humans is of course much better.