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Poultry Laying Hen Cages


Alternative Design is a leader in the design and manufacture of poultry caging. With an emphasis on quality and innovative design in cages that last far longer than traditional poultry cages, Alternative Design has developed caging for chickens that not only provides a better environment for the animals, but withstands the test of time as well.

Customers have come to appreciate the ease of use that is built into all our poultry housing solution products, and the durable construction that comes from using PVC coated wire and stainless steel.

Standard features include:

  • Frame, troughs and pans made from 304 stainless steel
  • Automated water with adjustable height drinkers
  • Cage floor slopes for eggs to roll forward for retrieval
  • Large doors for easy access
  • 5” swivel casters, 2 with brakes

Optional features include:

  • Manual water system
  • Removable cages
  • Stainless steel casters

12-Cage Rack Dimensions – 72” W x 32”D x 76” H

Cage Dimensions – 15” W x 20”D x 20” H

2 sq. ft. floor to hold birds up to 3 kg./6.6 lbs.

PVC Coated Wire – Part # – LH12-15x20x20-PVC

Stainless Steel Wire – Part # – LH12-15x20x20-SS

All components of this Alternative Design stainless steel product must be cleaned, sanitized and sterilized, where applicable, prior to being put into service. PVC coated wire cleaning – PVC coated wire may be heated up to 180 degrees F or 82 degrees C for cleaning and disinfecting. This unit is made primarily of 304 stainless steel. Use care when cleaning to prevent corrosion that can shorten useful life. Cleaning solutions which contain high levels of chlorine are not recommended for stainless steel parts.

Caster Maintenance
Caster used on this equipment was chosen for its suitability in applications where frequent washdowns are necessary. It is also well suited for applications exposed to heat, cleaning agents, steam, caustic solutions or other corrosive agents, which could cause rust and contamination. After washing and/or autoclaving, check casters for proper operation. Check the axle nut to ensure it is still tight (125 inch/pound is recommended). If the axle and/or swivel bearing has to be lubricated, use a high temp grease.

Recommended Temperatures for Chicks

Poultry Chicks Brooding Temperature Chart

Alternative Design offers a 5-year warranty on all stainless steel fabricated products the company makes. These products are warranted to be free from material and workmanship defects during this period.

The 5-year warranty includes:

* Individually Ventilated Caging (IVC) rack frames and fabricated components
* All other stainless steel fabricated caging systems
* Fabricated material handling, storage and processing equipment made of stainless steel