Now more and more farms choose to buy battery cages to raise chickens. What are the advantages of using chicken cages to raise chickens
After the chicks grow up, you may need to transfer them to the chicken coop. Cage breeding is more suitable for commercial farms because it saves space and feed. In addition, chickens are separated from their feces, so cages reduce the spread of disease and the risk of infection.
The benefits of cages are roughly divided into the following points:
1. High feeding density
Make full use of chicken coops and various technical equipment to increase the density of chickens. Generally, only 5-6 chickens can be raised per square meter of ground, and a maximum of 20 chickens can be raised in a three-layer vertical overlapping cage. This greatly saves the space and cost required to construct the chicken coop. The laying hen cage system is mainly composed of cages, feeding, drinking water, lighting, waste treatment, automatic egg collection, environmental control systems, etc.
2. Save labor
The chickens are kept in cages, unable to move, no water, no feed trough or spawning box. Eggs can be automatically rolled out of the cage, which is convenient for picking up eggs. Therefore, it can save time for fecal removal and other management. High labor efficiency. Everything has been arranged.
3. Reduce feed waste
There is little waste of feed and low consumption. Usually, the feed is flat and the feed trough is placed on the ground in the chicken house. Feed is also easy to throw away as waste. The chickens in the cage are fed outside, and the chickens stick out their heads to eat outside the fence, eliminating the waste of feed. At the same time, caged chickens limit the activities of the chickens, so the heat energy consumption is minimal, and the chickens are quiet.
4. Low incidence
Facilitate epidemic prevention and reduce disease. Keeping chickens in cages, no contact between humans and chickens, chickens with manure can prevent or reduce the chance of disease transmission, control the occurrence and prevalence of parasitic diseases and infectious diseases, increase the survival rate of chickens, and greatly reduce medical expenses.