The Best Hutch with the Best Fence

Housing calves in individual hutches is becoming increasingly popular. Many farms see advantages in the physical separation of the calves and the associated reduction in the transmission of microbes and germs. The trend towards feeding calves more intensively during the first three weeks of life (ad libitum drinks) also means that the calves are kept in individual hutches for longer periods. Visual monitoring of the animals is also easier if individual hutches are used. However, the selection of the “right” calf hutch has a major effect on the cost-effectiveness of your calf rearing, since individual housing is much more labour intensive than group pens with automatic feeding, for example. In addition, the specific local conditions on your farm have to be taken into account, and so individual hutch solutions should always be individually tailored. With the variety of models and options in the Calf-Tel hutch and FlexyFence product lines, we offer the right solution for every farm. Check them out for yourself.


A Superior System

The two essential criteria for individual calf housing: optimal housing conditions and effective husbandry and management.

Indestructible

Indestructible

The Calf-Tel hutches are distinguished by a unique property: They are indestructible! A special thermoforming manufacturing process combined with the highest quality polyethylene results in unrivalled stability, durability and longevity. The material is 100% UV-proof. We grant a 10-year warranty on the plastic components!

The Clever FlexyFence

The Clever FlexyFence

Our fence impresses with its many well-thought-out details, which make the daily routine work with the calves easier and more convenient. The laterally-mounted wheels run alongside the straw bedding and facilitate the transport from the hutch to the wash-down area. The panels in the side walls shield the calf from draughts and prevent straw from blowing away and scattering. The hutch can be tilted down into the fence, but the fence can also be tilted over the hutch.

Easy Cleaning and Transport

Easy Cleaning and Transport

All of the calf hutches, including the large ones, can be easily tipped with the back of the handle into the FlexyFence and easily rolled to the washing-down area. It can be quickly and conveniently mucked out with the wheel loader, and the smooth surface of the igloo also makes it ultra-easy to clean.

Optimal Ventilation

Optimal Ventilation

The Calf-Tel hutches have a clever ventilation system with openings in the roof, adjusted to the size of the igloo opening. In summer, the flap in the back used for spreading the bedding can also be opened for additional ventilation. This ensures fresh air and optimal temperatures in the hutch at all times. In addition, the large opening offers the ideal option to spread the bedding right in the area of the hutch where the calf lies down most often.

Smart Details

When it comes to feeding, it is the many details that matter most. Think about how your calves would decide.

The Right Place for the Feeding Bucket

The Right Place for the Feeding Bucket

The feeding bucket is mounted next to the entrance door. After the calf has been trained, you can leave the fence through the door. To ensure that no residue remains in the feeding bucket, it hangs at a slight angle.

Fresh Water and Concentrate Feed

Fresh Water and Concentrate Feed

To make sure the calves are always offered fresh water and concentrate feed, the FlexyFence is equipped with two bucket rings. We recommend serving the concentrate feed in flat bowls.

Dry Place for Hay

Dry Place for Hay

It is always dry in the hutch, which also makes it an ideal place to offer hay in a hayrack. It is simply placed under the flap used for spreading the bedding and thus can be filled easily and quickly from the rear.

Practical Feed Box

Practical Feed Box

If weather protection is not provided by a roof, such as in the calf garden, you can also hang the H&L feed box in the fence. There, the concentrate feed and hay will be protected from the rain.

The 1.2 Compact Model

The ideal starter model when the calves are only housed in individual igloo hutches during the first weeks of life (max. 3 weeks). This affordable alternative is 60 cm shorter than the Pro II model. If space is limited, the smaller base of the 1.2 Compact allows more hutches to be set up in a given area. As with all Calf-Tel hutches, the standard, unique and multi-adjustable flap for spreading bedding and additional ventilation is a standard feature in this model as well.

Dimensions 1.2 Compact*

Hutch, outer 147 cm x 109 cm x 117 cm
Hutch, inner 140 cm x 102 cm x 104 cm
Dimensions with
FlexyFence and buckets
312 cm x 112 cm x 98 cm
Accessible space approx. 3 m²
Weight approx. 17 kg

* Technical specifications subject to change!

The ECO Model

The all-rounder among the Calf-Tel hutches. The Calf-Tel ECO is particularly easy to handle and is 40 cm shorter than the Pro II model, making it very easy to clean, store and move. In addition, its large entrance door lets you conveniently enter the hutch and keep a good eye on the hutch and the calf. This model is suitable for housing calves up to 8 weeks of age.

Dimensions ECO*

Hutch, outer 187 cm x 118 cm x 137 cm
Hutch, inner 179 cm x 110 cm x 122 cm
Dimensions with
FlexyFence and buckets
342 cm x 126 cm x 98 cm
Accessible space approx. 3.6 m²
Weight approx. 21 kg

* Technical specifications subject to change!

The Pro II Model

The big brother in the Calf-Tel family, this version is ideal for single-stage housing of calves in individual hutches, up to 8 weeks of age. Due to the depth of the hutch, the calf is well-protected in the rear area, particularly in the winter or during humid weather. In this model, the multifunctional flap not only ensures optimal ventilation and easy spreading of bedding, it also facilitates monitoring the animal from the back of the long hutch. The offset entrance opening prevents draughts and offers excellent protection during adverse weather conditions.

Dimensions Pro II*

Hutch, outer 220 cm x 122 cm x 140 cm
Hutch, inner 212 cm x 114 cm x 122 cm
Dimensions with
FlexyFence and buckets
395 cm x 126 cm x 98 cm
Accessible space approx. 4 m²
Weight approx. 33 kg

* Technical specifications subject to change!

The Pro II – Open-Front Model

The Open-Front version of the Pro II hutch facilitates access to the calf with its maximum-sized open front, making it especially convenient for taller, larger persons. In addition, it allows you to keep a good eye on the calf and monitor the animal as you pass by it. The dimensions of the hutch are identical to those of the Pro II. As with all Calf-Tel hutches, the practical flap in the rear area used for spreading bedding and additional ventilation has proven itself in this model, too.

Dimensions Pro II – Open-Front*

Hutch, outer 220 cm x 122 cm x 140 cm
Hutch, inner 212 cm x 114 cm x 122 cm
Dimensions with
FlexyFence and buckets
395 cm x 126 cm x 98 cm
Accessible space approx. 4 m²
Weight approx. 33 kg

 * Technical specifications subject to change!

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