Construction is proceeding close to schedule on an approximately $35 million egg-laying facility near Rembrandt. Construction is complete on the first pullet building at a site northwest of Rembrandt, and had 138,000 chicks moved in at the beginning of January.
"They're doing well. Everything is coming off without a hitch," said Darrel Rettig, general manager of Rembrandt Enterprises. "There's a few bugs in the equipment here and there, but you'll always have that with new equipment."
While chicks will be hatched at a different facility, they will be transported to Rembrandt Enterprises to be raised in the pullet houses. As the chicks reach maturity, they will be transported to the laying facility.
Construction also is continuing on the second pullet house, with birds scheduled to go in there around May 11, Rettig said. Pullet house number 3 should have birds moved in July 18.
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