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Chicken feeds
Pellet, crumbled, mash chicken feed are popular in the market. All products share similar production sequence and only pellet and crumbled feed need extra equipments: pelleting system, cooler, crumbler and sifting equipments after mash is prepared.

 

Production Process
Process sequence for production of mash, pellet and crumbled chicken feed
 
Mash feed
Squat silo for raw material and milling system
For example soy bean are stored with large quantity and are delivered to this storage by trucks. A hammer milling system will be located here to reduce the size of soy bean before transporting to raw material silo.
 
Raw material silo and intake systems
Corn, soy bean, rice and other macro ingredients are stored and conveyed to individual silo.
 
Dosing and weighing
Ingredient is prepared with dosing and weighing system. One or more separate weighing system can be installed for macro- and micro- ingredients. With several hoppers weighing at the same time, cycle time will be shorten to prepare a batch. The quantity of the batch will equal to the size of the first mixer that followed in the next sequence.   
 
Milling system and first mixer
Grinding is followed to fine grind the material to meet particle size criterion. Fine grinded powder is fed into mixers with metered liquid, fat or molasses added.
 
Finished product
The well mixed mash is now directed to the finished product bins for bagging or carried away by trucks in bulks.
 
Pellet feed
All manufacturing steps shared with how mash feed is prepared and several more steps required.
 
Pre-conditioning and pelleting system
When well-mixed mash is prepared, it is fed to pre-conditioner where water and steam are heat treated the mash to kill salmonella and gives a significant reduction of bacteria of mash feed. Mash feed is then pelleted through a pellet mill.
 
Cooler
Temperature of the pellets is cooled though a counterflow cooler
Sieve and finished product bins
Pellets are conveyed through a sieve to remove impurity and deformed pellets. Fines and deformed pellets are recycled back to bins before the pellet mill. Sieved
pellet with different sizes are stored in individual bins.
 
Finished product      
Pellets are bagged with automatic bagging system or carried away by trucks in bulks.
 
Crumbled feed
Crumbler is used after cooler. And all crumbled feeds will go through sieves before storage in finished product bins. 
Crumbler
Reduce the size of the pellets by adjusting roller gap.
 
Tips for pelleting chicken feed
Chicken feed contains high amount of grains and that means high concentration of fiber. Good quality of pre-conditioning is the key of success in making chicken pellet feed. Enough direct and indirect steam heat source and moisture will soften the mash with high elasticity. Gelatinized starch is the perfect binder to form pellets.
Too much fat added in the formulation will create high amount of fines formation during pelleting. It is suggested to add 1% of fat in the mixer and this will lower the wear on the dies and improves the throughput of the pellet mill. Any additional fat is suggested to evenly spray on the pellets to improve the fat contents and quality of the pellet surface.
 
Capacity for production
5ton per hour.
10ton per hour
20ton per hour
40ton per hour
00ton per hour
 
Pellet size are from 2.5mm, 3.0mm, 3.5mm, 4.5mm to maximum 8.0mm

 
 

 
 
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