Poultry Production- Cage System
By: Jacob Lehmkuhl
How it Works?
- arranged in single, double, or even triple rows
- Limits cannibalism among the hens
- It helps in the production of cleaner eggs
- Reduces the stress levels of the birds
- This has been proven many times
System Effects on Bird Health, Nutrition, and Bird Safety
- Keeps the eggs cleaner because they don't end up in manure
- Each hen is given the same amount of feeding
Cost of System to Start up and to Operate
- Operate: Fairly expensive because you have maintain manure, supply feeding everyday, maintain a warm enough temperature, and all the machinery to do the everyday processes
Price of Poultry Meat or Eggs in that System and the Quality of Meat or Eggs Produced
- They are heavier and more in number
- "Effect of Housing System (Battery Cages Versus Floor Pen) on Performance of Laying Hens under Tropical Conditions in Congo Brazzaville." Effect of Housing System (Battery Cages Versus Floor Pen) on Performance of Laying Hens under Tropical Conditions in Congo Brazzaville. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.