In recent years, with the continuous development of the chicken industry, chicken raising equipment has been widely used in various farms, but many farmers do not really understand what kind of cage should be used to raise what kind of chickens. A big problem is not only to pay attention to the breed and age of the chicken, but also to consider issues such as materials and economy. Therefore, Quantity Poultry Farming Equipment Factory has counted four commonly used chicken cage types, hoping to help farmers choose chicken cages.
The most commonly used chicken cages in modern farms are roughly divided into four types: layer cages, broiler cages, brooding cages and growing cages. Let’s introduce them separately:
The first type: layer battery cages. This kind of cage is generally composed of vertical metal wires and a few horizontal wires. The size of the layer cage must be able to meet its certain activity area, feeding position and height. At the same time, in order to make the laid eggs roll out of the cage in time, the cage bottom should have a certain inclination. According to the above requirements, the arrangement of layer cages must be composed of many small single cages. Each single cage has 2, 3 or 4-5 chickens.
The second type: broiler chicken cages. This is a chicken cage specially made for broiler breeding. The common broiler cages are all hole cages, with 3 or 4 layers overlapping, and the design and structure are basically the same as the layer cage. High-density breeding saves land, about 50% less land than free-range breeding. Centralized management saves energy and resources, reduces the incidence of poultry diseases, and the unique cage door design effectively prevents the chickens from shaking their heads and wasting feed when they eat. It can be adjusted according to the venue and has great flexibility.
The third type: brooding cage. The cages of 1-40 day old chicks are usually 3×4 overlapping. The total height of the cage is about 1.7 meters, and the total length depends on the size of the cage. The bottom height of the cage is 100-150 mm, each cage is 700-1000 mm long, 300-400 mm high, and 400-500 mm deep. The mesh of the cage is generally rectangular or square. The hole diameter of the bottom net is 12.5×12.5 mm, and the hole diameter of the side net and top net is 25×25 mm. Each cage can hold about 34 chickens.
The fourth type: breeding cage. The cages are generally three-layered, with an overall width of 1.6 to 1.7 meters and a height of 1.7 to 1.8 meters. Each single cage is 800 mm long, 400 mm high and 420 mm deep. The bottom mesh of the cage is 20-40 mm. The meshes on the top, sides and back of the cage are 25×25 mm. The cage door is 140-150 mm wide, and each single cage can accommodate 7-15 chickens.
The above are the four commonly used chicken cage types that the author has counted. Farmers who are ready to start breeding business can consult high-quality poultry breeding equipment suppliers. They have professional technical personnel who can answer your questions.