Chicken cage is a key part of poultry equipment. Chicken cage touch with layer directly. So its material is very important. The chicken cage can be divided into cold galvanized cage , hot galvanized cage , Zn-mg alloy cage.
Not matter layer chicken cage , broiler cage or chicks cage , all can be divided into cold galvanized material and hot galvanized material.
Do the materials different too much ? Let me tell you a story.Many poultry farmer may meet with this thing. Three or more suppliers give me quotation ,but same quantity chicken cage , their quotation is very different , high price even 2~3 time of low price. Why the price difference so big , does some supplier cheat me just want to make a lot money from me ?
The secret is chicken cage surface is difference treatment and produced.
Now let me introduce you the difference between hot galvanized chicken cage and cold galvanized chicken cage.
- Hot galvanized chicken cage
Hot galvanized chicken cage processing craft: hard-drawn wire are welded , then be send to hot galvanized zinc workshop. This kind chicken cage is complex processing craft, also anti-rust than any other cage. Of course , the price is also high.
Hot galvanized is also called hot dipped zinc or hot galvanized zinc coated: it is a anti-rust method for steel. Usually the steel after rust removal , put into 500℃ temperature zinc water, let the surface coated zinc.
The chicken cage after hot galvanized the best anti-rust , cages not rust even use 30 years time.The zinc on the surface can be 500g/m².
2.Cold galvanized chicken cage
Processing craft: weld the hard-drawn wire , then put wire mesh into zinc water. The zinc water is normal temperature , use electric galvanized. The zinc thickness on surface can be 10~50g/m². Life time usually about 10 years.
This craft is simple and easy to operate , also price is low .
3. Zn-Mg alloy chicken cage
This material is new . Because environmental protection is strict in China. So some factory choose Zn-Mg alloy material . It is also anti-rust and strong. But price is very high.
Because of its high price , so only few poultry farmer choose Zn-Mg alloy materials chicken cage.
Hot galvanized chicken cage: 20~30 years life time.
Cold galvanized chicken cage: 8~12 years life time .
The life time and anti-rust ablity is different. So when you purchase chicken cage , please think twice and choose the one suit for you. Not be cheated by some bad suppliers.
Tips: If your country temperature is not too hot , you can choose cold galvanized because it is cheap , you can as a start to save invest . If hot weather and moist climate all the year around, we suggest you choose hot galvanized chicken cage.