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BAIYI Battery Cage For Laying hens

Battery cages are a housing system mainly used for egg-laying hens. The name arises from the arrangement of rows and columns of identical cages connected together, in a unit, as in an artillery battery. A simple battery cage system with no conveyors for feed or eggs. Battery cages are the predominant form of housing for laying hens worldwide. They reduce aggression and cannibalism among hens.

 

Keeping chickens in battery cages can make the hens healthier and higher egg production than free-range. Battery cages had the sloped floor that allowed eggs to roll to the front of the cage, where they were easily collected by the farmer and out of the hens' reach. The wire floor allowed the manure to pass through, removing it from the chickens' environment and reducing the risk of manure-borne diseases. Also can equipped with conveyor belts under the cages to remove manure, which provide better air control quality and reduce fly breeding.

 

The birds consume less feed than those on the floor and this coupled with the increased production made them more profitable than the same number of pullets in the laying house.

 

A caged layer facility is more expensive to build than high-density floor confinement, but can be cheaper to operate if designed to minimize labor.

 

Following economic advantages to laying battery cages:

1. It is easier to care for the pullets, no birds are underfoot.

2. Eggs are cleaner. 

3. In most instances, less feed is required to produce a dozen eggs. 

4. Internal parasites are eliminated.

5. Labor requirements are generally much reduced.




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