A GI layer cage is a type of poultry cage that is made from galvanized iron (GI) wire mesh. It is commonly used in commercial egg production and provides a housing system for laying hens.
GI layer cages come in different sizes and configurations, depending on the number of birds being housed and the space available. They are typically arranged in tiers, with multiple levels of cages stacked on top of each other to maximize space efficiency.
Each cage provides a separate housing space for individual hens, with a wire mesh floor that allows droppings to fall through and be collected in trays or on the ground below. The cages are designed to provide adequate space for the birds to move around, access feed and water, and lay eggs in nesting boxes.
The use of GI wire mesh in layer cages provides a number of advantages, including durability, resistance to rust and corrosion, and ease of cleaning and maintenance. The wire mesh allows for good ventilation and air flow, which is important for maintaining the health and wellbeing of the birds.