Egg Farming First Step | Layer Farming Information Part-1| Deep litter or cage system| Poultry India TV |
First Stem of Egg Farming- You Must finalized the , Which type of Egg Farming , you Want to adopt.
1- Battery Cages.
2- Deep Litter/Open House.
Battery Cages- In Less Area You can rear, high number of birds.
Deep Litter- You Can rear less number of Egg Laying Poultry’s Birds.
Some advantages and disadvantages are there in both type of Poultry Farming, You must know and analyse.
Note- 1-In Battery Cages higher number of birds are reared in small area.
2-Less feed intake resulting more profit.
4- You can recognize the birds not profitable because of less production.
5-It is easier to pick a bird from a cage for different purposes ( like vaccination ,Lip cutting ) compared to pick a birds under deep litter system.
6-It is easier to evacuate waste in the battery cage system unlike the deep litter.
Disadvantages- Fatty liver ,Fat deposit in birds and Cage fatigue and some legal issue in Some area.
Under battery system, hens are reared only to permit very limited movement and not allowed to move or sit comfortably.
In some countries its like raising birds in brutal way.
Deep Litter- You can rear brown egg, that are sold almost double than white egg. Free movement is also of advantage for the birds & less stress on bird , considered better quality of egg.
These eggs are in full demand. But pecking and egg eating are common practices under deep litter system, resulting loss of revenue.
Conclusion- If want to start in small scale go for deep litter and open house for brown egg farming and for large scale Commercial Layer Farming is better.
( Its your choice, Which one you choose ) .
It also depend on the cost of land in your area .
But always keep in mind poultry farm of every type must be minimum 500 meter away from population.
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