Orchard Eggs owner Daniel Hoeberichts discovered a potential solution in a newspaper article about the lasers for bird deterrence of Bird Control Group. The article stated claims of 70 to 100% bird reduction after installing the Autonomic, and Daniel soon contacted the company to learn more about its products. Within a few weeks, Daniel decided to lease the Autonomic to see if the claims made in the article were true. Orchard Eggs used the Autonomic from January to April 2016 to prevent its chickens and staff from being exposed to avian influenza and enhance hygiene on the farm.
To be or not to be
Daniel was skeptical at first – he noticed a reduction in the number of birds on the farm, but he was not fully convinced that the change in bird activity was directly related to the Autonomic. He removed the system from the farm as a test. After a month, all the birds returned, which led Daniel and his colleagues to conclude with certainty, “the system actually did its work!”