Battery Hen Farming

If you want to own a battery hen farm, you must follow the right steps. To ensure your success, you will need to create a business plan. This will serve as your key to handling the business properly.

You will also need to hire employees, find suppliers, and potential clients. You should be knowledgeable enough to manage a farm properly.

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Facts to Know about Battery Hen Farming

If you want to invest in battery hen farming, there are some facts that you should know. Experts say this type of farming is cruel to hens. As you can see, the cages used in egg farming have generated arguments as to animal rights and welfare but if you can do it properly, you may be able to succeed. It is called as such because the hens are placed inside battery cages or laying cages. This is a confinement system that is used mainly for hens. Statistics reveal that battery hen farming provides 60% of eggs that is supplied in the world market.

How to Start Your Own Farm

You can make a lot of money in battery hen farming. To ensure success, you must create a business plan first. Regardless of the type of business that you want to put up, a business plan will serves as your key to success. You can hire a business consultant to help you with the plan. Once you have the business plan, you can now present it to potential lenders or banks to secure funding. You will need funding since you will need to secure a property for the farm. It should be situated away from residential houses because even the authorities will not permit you to do it. Inquire about the needed licensing and permits so that you will not encounter any problems in the future.

Once you’ve found the perfect location for your battery hen farm, you will now have the site constructed. The battery cages should be placed inside a barn-like structure. You can place as many battery cages as you like as long as it fits the structure. You will need to fund suppliers of the battery cages as well as the hens. You can use the internet to locate reputable suppliers. The next thing that you need to consider is finding clients. You can also generate potential customers on the web or in your local area. To ensure the health of the laying hens, you will need to hire extra help. This is necessary so that your hens are properly cared for and also, so that you will not get any complaints about animal welfare. This is a controversial business but if you know how to properly maintain the farm, the business operations can flow smoothly.

Everything should be accounted for down to the last centavo. You can hire an accountant and other key staff to help you with the other business aspects. Having a team of good and competitive employees will help you attain success.


  • LUCY MWAI said on January 15, 2010
    Nairobi, kenya. Send me details on how to go about Hen farming
  • Chifundo Kalulu said on January 20, 2010
    send me more information on hen farming, Blantyre, Malawi
  • Naresh Kadyan, representative of OIPA in India said on March 6, 2010
    This is cruel practice and we don't recommend to adopt these kinds of activities to earn bread and butter, so Say No to Battery Hen Farming
  • Alex Wright said on April 15, 2010
  • dinesh kumar said on May 11, 2010
    i am an engineering student(second year). i am interested in business. will you please explain about the hen farm with bank loan. can i do this business successfully. if you said i cant means i will forget about this idea "now". can you help me
  • masresha said on May 20, 2010
    i want to prepare a business plan for hen product but i cant get the format. can somebody help me please. masresha addis abeba, ethiopia
  • wasim said on May 27, 2010
    Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. i have 2 marlas space in my house. i want to keep hens in my house. basically i want to know that how many hens are enough for me.the purpose is to keep eggs for not only house hold use also for selling. i also want to know about the breeds of the hens that are most suitable for me. I shall be very thankful to you for this favour. Regards, Wasim Ahmad, Multan (Pakistan)
  • ANTONY said on June 6, 2010
    i have a plot of land in nairobi and wish to keep layers, i'm interested in knowing the best breed and the amount of capital i require for the start up structure and the best breed to keep.
  • Jo said on July 2, 2010
    I agree with Alex Wright battery hen factories SHOULD BE BANNED a cruel indecent and disgusting way to make a buck and a non respected way to make it. I buy range cage free eggs and so do many; more and more are doing the same awareness is increasingly growing and you'll soon be out of business. Get your selves a respectable business, if you're into chicken then do BARN or RANGE.
  • Clovis Firmin said on August 22, 2010
    Mauritius island found in the indian ocean, I wish to start a business in production of hens eggs. Thank you for your precious help. Regards Clovis.
  • Shae said on October 21, 2010
    This practice is disgusting.I don't know how the heck we can trap these hens into a life of misery. I agree with Alex Wright. IT IS CRUEL AND IT SHOULD BE BANNED.
  • Bereket said on January 12, 2011
    i need to start a business in production of hens eggs .thank u for your precious help
  • Tandia said on March 23, 2011
    Battery farming is absolutely disgusting. How can humans just throw around an animal like its dirt.
  • cornelly omondi said on September 23, 2011
    how can i successfully do chicken rearing and which is the best housing type? i need more guidance in this field. please help with information
  • mokata mashiane said on November 8, 2011
    In South Africa Polokwane, need information and how to start battery hen farming,
  • Abdul Hamid said on May 13, 2012
    Hi, I want to start a poultry farm using battery cage system,where(the address) can i get the cages so i can find the prices,also help me with the sample or ideas of business plan for the same, Please if i can get the address of suppliers near my town is better Thanks. Abdul Hamid, Mombasa Kenya
  • Kent omondi said on May 24, 2012
    Hi, am a youth from Nairobi, Kenya and am interested in battery farm main problem is funding n experience . Please help.
  • khalid mahmood said on December 12, 2012
    AOA. I want to start battery hen farming in gujrat district pakistan.i have area about 25000sqft.where from i can get cages in pakistan. thanks
  • meaza said on March 7, 2013
    Can you help me this assignment work about Hen? On the basis of your instructors direction tries to prepared individual business plan your business plan should be includes the following elements:
    1/ Introductory contents
    2/ business description
    3/ Development & production description
    4/ Market analysis
    5/ Organization and management
    6/ Financial documents
    7/ Appendix(if any)
    Thanks a lot
  • kefelegn sahle said on March 30, 2013
    please, send me some books about hen farming because I want to start this business in my home. I am University student I will graduate recently. My vision is to start hen farming. thank you, kefelegn sahle p.o box 260, zeway, Ethiopia
  • proffesor said on November 1, 2013
    send me more information. forget about banning this practice unless you don't eat eggs. i want to start my own business at the farm. professor tshuma.bulawayo, zimbabwe
  • Philomena Ayot said on December 15, 2013
    Please may you send me the details where I can buy the battery system equipment I want to start this business latest April 2014. I might consider buying cash if it is affordable Thank you. Philomena
  • Ganesh kumar said on February 27, 2015
    I am ganesh kumar in Chennai having vacant land for doing any some Business please guide me for doing battery hen business


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