Advantages of Using Poultry Cages
The top 3 advantages of poultry cages to your poultry business include:
- Save Spaces - Farmers having a challenge of inadequate space should consider using poultry cages. A poultry cage allows higher stocking densities even where there is low floor space. You could double or triple your capacity of your pen with the help of cages. Furthermore, if you are interested in increasing or extending your flock size without constructing new pen houses, then getting cages is the best solution.
- High Quality Poultry Products - Rearing conditions always have effect on chickens and their end-product quality. These conditions include air flow, sunshine and temperature. With cages, these conditions can be rightly conditioned to facilitate rapid growth of your birds and less exposure to diseases pathogens. Battery cages make automated feeding and drinking system possible. Birds can be provided with clean, fresh water through nipple drinkers, thus preventing contamination and wastage of water. Clean eggs can be collected at any time with less incidence of egg cracks or egg eating. A farmer that incorporates poultry cages into his farm under proper management should be getting more profits.
- Low Cost of Labour - There is usually a lower need for labour when a battery-cage system is adopted because some of the management practices such as provision of water, vaccination and medication, etc. If a poultry farm is large and it makes use of battery cages, such farm will be able to save more money on labour, hence increasing its profits.
- Fewer Incidences of Diseases or Infections - It is impossible for chickens to move around when kept in cages and this reduces the possibility of become infected with diseases due to interaction with sick birds. Furthermore, the rate of disease transmission is reduced, giving a farmer the sufficient time to handle any outbreak. Additionally, the birds don’t have access to their faeces, thus reducing contamination and transmission of diseases within the flock and poultry house.