Safer Chick-ments

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The Innovation

Project Description

A safer container to ship day old chickens.

Innovator Mac Dykeman often receive shipments of day old chicks; however, in many cases the shipments would arrive with high rates of morbidity or mortality. Mac wanted to address this issue by designing a safer shipping container.

The container Mac designed with several original aspects to securely transport the chicks, including a raised false floor and  a round insert that prevents chicks from crushing each other by crowding in the corners of the container.

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Meet the Innovator

Mac Dykeman is a 9th grade student from Langley British Columbia. She began this project by entering the 4-H science fair. Her innovation was inspired by living on a farm, she often receive shipments of day old chicks; however, in many cases the shipments of day old chicks would arrive with high rates of morbidity or mortality.
Mac set out to create a safer solution!

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