Engineering of the Battery Cage for Poultry Production

Engineering of the Battery Cage for Poultry Production

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Okolotu G. I.1, Akpenyi–Aboh O. N.2, Okareme F.3, Emumejaye E. P.4, Nwanze N. E.5, Apke A. S.6, & Ewhrudjakpor, C. E.7
1-7Department of Agricultural Engineering, Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, Nigeria

The world population is on the increase even with a declining growth rate. The need for food will continue to be at high demand rate. A battery cage is a confining accommodative structure designed to conventionally house primarily female chickens that are producing eggs specifically for their remaining years. Battery Cage Layouts and Dimensions were outlined for production of Two-way battery cage system for layers and Two-way battery cage system for multipurpose. The wire mesh was used to form two by two (2 x 2) compartment (tier) and two (2) feet by two (2) feet standard sizes, coupled together with binding wires. Prior plumbing, the PVC Pipes were used to build a suspend able feed and water troughs. The square meshed cages were mounted on their stands. The battery cages produced were completed with good standard and are usable in poultry production of layers and other birds.

Keywords: Battery Cage; Poultry Production; PVC Pipes; Farm Power; Poultry Systems

Citation: Okolotu G. I., Akpenyi–Aboh O. N., Okareme F., Emumejaye E. P., Nwanze N.E., Apke A. S., & Ewhrudjakpor C. E. (2024). Engineering of the Battery Cage for Poultry Production. European Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, 8(1), 1-10. DOI:

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