Thursday, 07 July 2022 08:53

Functions of battery cage systems in poultry farming

The battery cage system in poultry farming is a special machine used by chicken farms in the production process of chicks, breeders, broilers and laying hens. Chicken farms can be divided into free-range and stacked chicken cages. With the increasing demand for chickens in society, the intensive use of automated chicken raising equipment for breeding is increasing.

The battery cage system in poultry equipment includes: automatic drinking water equipment, automatic feeding equipment, automatic egg collection equipment, automatic manure cleaning equipment, automatic ventilation equipment and lighting equipment.



  1. Automatic water supply equipment. The use of drinking nipples in the chicken house not only provides sufficient water for the flock, but more importantly, prevents bacterial contamination.


  1. Automatic feeding equipment. Its use reduces human and material resources to a certain extent. The feed is automatically and evenly spread in the trough. Reduce feed waste and increase conversion rates.


  1. Automated egg collection equipment. Chicken farms with a high degree of mechanization use conveyor belts to automatically collect eggs, which has high efficiency and low breakage rate. It is an indispensable poultry breeding equipment for intensive poultry breeding and commercial laying hens.


  1. Automatic manure cleaning equipment. General chicken farms use manual manure removal on a regular basis, and large-scale chicken farms can use mechanical manure removal.


  1. Automatic ventilation equipment. The closed chicken house must use mechanical ventilation. According to the flow direction of the air flow in the chicken house, it can be divided into two types: horizontal and vertical ventilation. The vertical effect is better, which can eliminate and overcome the phenomenon that the ventilation dead angle and the wind speed of the chicken house are small and uneven during the horizontal ventilation, and at the same time eliminate the cross-infection caused by the horizontal ventilation.


  1. Battery chicken cages. Suitable for breeding laying hens, broilers and chicks. At present, there are many manufacturers of chicken cages, which can be purchased according to the actual situation.


  1. Lighting equipment. Common light bulbs are generally used for lighting, and the development trend is to use energy-saving lamps. Many chicken farms install automatically controlled switches to replace manual switches to ensure accurate and reliable lighting time.


  1. Egg Incubation equipment. Refers to the general term for the items required during the incubation process. It includes: incubators, special items for incubators, and various measurement systems.


Creating a modern chicken farm requires not only modern chicken raising equipment, but also a modern breeding concept. Modern chicken raising equipment includes: heating equipment, ventilation equipment, water supply equipment, feeding equipment, egg collection equipment, manure cleaning equipment, lighting equipment, etc. Modern breeding concepts include: establishing awareness of improved breeds, brooding is equally important, attaching importance to daily management, strengthening disinfection, attaching importance to feed quality and less drug use, etc.