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Hightop layer cage specification
(“HT” – Hightop® brand; “A” – A shape; “34” – 3 tiers 4 nests/doors; “L” – Large size)

ModelInstallation size (L * W * H)Nest /stripTotal nestssize of the nestchickens / nestCapacity / set
HT-L-A341.88m*2.1m*1.5m4240.47*0.35*0.37*0.32 m496
HT-L-Half A341.88m*1.1m*1.5m4120.47*0.35*0.37*0.33 m448
HT-L-A34(L)2.0m*2.1m*1.5m4240.50*0.38*0.38*0.33 m496
HT-L-A351.95m*2.1m*1.5m5300.39*0.35*0.37*0.33m3 or 490 or 120
HT-L-A35(L)2.15m*2.1m*1.5m5300.43*0.38*0.38*0.33 m4120
HT-L-A441.88m*2.4m*1.95m4320.47*0.35*0.37*0.32 m4128
HT-L-A44(L)2.0m*2.4m*1.95m4320.50*0.38*0.38*0.33 m4128
HT-L-A451.95m*2.4m*1.5m5400.39*0.35*0.37*0.33m3 or 4120 or 160
HT-L-A45(L)2.15m*2.4m*1.95m5400.43*0.38*0.38*0.33 m4160
MaterialChinese Q195 steel wire, or
Q235 steel wire
Surface  TreatmentCold galvanized
Hot dip galvanized
PVC coated
LifespanCold galvanized (7-10 years)
Hot Dip galvanized(15-20 years)
PVC coated (7 years)

What is a layer cage?

A layer cage also known as battery cage or poultry cage, which is used for rearing egg-laying chickens after the pullet has grown for 12 to 16 weeks.

Why choose layer cages?

The biggest advantage of layer cage is that they effectively increase egg production to 98%. They also make it very easy to handle chicken waste (especially manure) and to reduce transmission of diseases.

hen laying eggs using layer cage or poultry cage

How to choose the equipment you need?

  1. If you have less than 2,000 chickens we advise you to only buy poultry cage. Drinking system is automated, but workers need to feed the chicken manually, as well as collect the eggs, and remove the droppings.
  2. If you have between 5,000 and 10,000 chickens we suggest you purchase the manure removal machine as well as layer cages. By removing the droppings timeously, you will reduce the possibility of disease and improve the egg production rate, at the same time saving even more time and labor costs. The scraper type manure removal machine is the most economical type. A semi-automatic feeding machine is also necessary for this quantity of chickens. It is small and costs less than a fully automatic machine, and because it uses a battery, you will avoid the inconvenience of power failures. You can feed 10,000 chicken in just half an hour, and save a lot on labor.
  3. If you have more than 10,000 chickens you may need to get fully automated machines including one that does automatic feeding, another for automatic egg collection, as well as an automatic manure removal machine. If the scale of your operation exceeds 50,000 chickens, you will need a feed silo. For less than 50,000 chickens you can just use one screw conveyor to convey the food to the hopper. If you want to build a closed system, you need to know that an exhaust fan and cooling pad are necessary environment control equipment items. If you use an open system and the weather is hot, you can use a fogger.

Or you can just contact us directly, tell us how many chickens you want to feed, whether you have built the chicken house yet, or what the size of your chicken house needs to be. Send your enquiry to our email: sales(at) and we will arrange for our sales manager to contact you via email or whatsapp to give you suitable advice.

1. Raw material selection of Hightop poultry cage

The hardness of metal wire depends on its carbon content. The metal wire we use for our layer cage comes from a large steel factory in China and it is very tough and hard, as well as ductile and malleable so that it is not damaged under stress. Our layer cage generally has a lifespan that is at least three years more than the common factory-made types.

2. Lifespan of up to 20 years

The thick zinc coating on the hot-dipped galvanized layer cage mesh will ensure your layer cage will be protected from corrosion and rust for at least 10 years, while the layer cage itself will last for double this time.

3. Layer cage mesh design

The big sliding door design makes it easy to remove the chickens. The density of the bottom cage mesh also prevents feather and anus pecking, and minimizes layer chicken fatigue syndrome.

poultry cage material

poultry cage material

4. All necessary accessories are included

Accessories comprise a regulator or water tank, a water tank frame, a nipple drinker, installation tool, M-nail, water pipe, connector for the pipe, feeder connector, end cup, and the best type of PVC feeder trough.

chicken cage accessories

5. Very easy to install.

We can send poultry cage installation video to you. You can check it out on YouTube:

6. Free layout design

We offer a free design service based on the size of poultry house or coop you want.

  • Chickens will start laying eggs when they are between 12 and 16 weeks old. So when they are this age, transfer them to the layer cage
  • We can provide a free layout design according to your chicken coop size. Alternatively, we can give you suitable advice according to the quantity of chickens you want to feed if you have not already built your chicken house.
  • Our semi-automatic feeding machine is 0.55m wide. The minimum width to be able to use our semi-automatic feeding machine is 0.7 m, but if your area is very hot, and the scale of the chicken house is large, the width can be bigger to ensure good ventilation. Usually we design walkways to be between 0.7 m and 1.2 m.
  • If you plan to use our manure-cleaning machine, the depth of the channel should be about 50 cm.
  • The 3-tier cage is 1.5m long and the 4-tier cage is 1.95m, so the height of the chicken house should be about 2.8 m to 3 m.

7. If LCL handles delivery, you will receive your goods in firm, solid packaging

Example of poultry cage that contains less than container load

8. Many customers order full containers and get back to our company after they receive the goods

poultry house layout design

We can also provide poultry house layout design