FAMILIAR EGG FARMING
An alternative to improve the health and nutrition of the rural and farm families.
The familiar egg production is produced on general farms as a sideline or by-product. The flocks usually consist of 100 to 300 birds, the work connected with the birds is done by women and children, and poultry is usually regarded as a source of “pin money” for the housewife. After these chickens laid a relatively few eggs, they were consumed for meat.
For familiar egg production the cage became popular to improve sanitation practices. Housing hens in cages removed the bird from exposure to its own feces, and eliminated many feces-related parasite and health problems. As a result of caging, flock nutrition could be better managed, wastes could be handled more effectively, and eggs could be kept cleaner and safer for the consumer.
Small egg farmers understand that hens in non-cage systems have higher mortality rates, lower rates of egg production, and require more feed to produce a dozen eggs (poor feed conversion). For this reason IVEGA manufactures the sanitary plastic laying cages system for 9, 18 and 36 hens, with modular plastic boxes that can be assembled and expanded as needs grow egg production. Its plastic structure allows washing and disinfection of the cage as often as necessary without generating oxide.