Chicken cage is the most important equipment in the whole chicken raising process. The quality of the chicken cage can directly affect the development of layer and broiler and the rate of egg production and meat production. Farmers should choose suitable poultry farming equipment for breeding according to the variety of chickens. The authors refer to the recommendations of poultry farming equipment manufacturers to explain the skills of several farmers when purchasing chicken cage equipment.
1. The size of the grid of the bottom cage of the metal cage depends on the diameter of the short axis of the egg and the size of the chicken claw. The mesh should not be too dense. The excessive density not only affects the leakage of manure, but also increases the cost of the chicken cage. The spacing of the warp wire of the bottom net should not be greater than 2/3 of the short axis of the egg, generally 24 to 26 mm; the spacing of the weft should be no more than 2/3 of the length of the chicken claw, usually less than 50 mm.
2. The bottom net is an important part of the chicken cage. It is necessary to bear the weight of the chicken, and it is easy for the eggs laid by the chicken to roll off the egg trough in the front of the net to avoid damage. At the same time, most of the manure can leak to the ground and reduce the pollution of the bottom net.
3. Also ensure that the chicken feet are easy to grasp the wire and stand and walk stably and comfortably. Therefore, the bottom net must have a certain strength, elasticity, inclination and empty space, and the material selection and manufacturing requirements are strict. Generally, the bottom mesh material is made of 2.0-2.5 mm diameter low carbon steel welding wire, and the solder joints should be firm; the grid spacing should be uniform; the tilt height difference is 12% to 14%. For the eggs to smoothly roll, the vertical wire of the bottom net should be made. In the upper part, the transverse wire is in the lower part.
4. The front net and the front net of the cage door are the net wall located in the front part of the chicken cage. The main structural size of the front net is vertical steel wire. The spacing should not only ensure the movement of the chicken head, but also the chicken, 50-65 mm. The front net is only as far as the bottom net. Slightly larger than the diameter of the short axis of the egg, usually 50 mm, spelled out of the cage. In the design, you should pay attention to the size of each one to avoid the chicken head, but not to run the chicken. The soil is inclined downward, and the inclination of the lower side of the dish is the same as that of the bottom net.
The above is the purchase skill of the farmers when choosing the chicken battery cage equipment. The popularity of the cage mode is more convenient for mechanized operations, which can greatly improve labor productivity, which greatly reduces the labor costs. At the same time, it can also be scientifically managed to achieve better economic benefits. It is made of softer steel wire and is more suitable for feeding egg broilers. It has the advantage of being able to bring better economic benefits to farmers.