How many chickens can a layer cage hold? – This depends on the size of each bay in the layer cage. The standard size layer cage bay holds a maximum of 5 hens – some layer cages are bigger and hold up to 7 chickens per layer cage or bay.
Most layer cages comprise of a starter unit – which has the poultry equipment for watering the chickens – nipple drinker tank etc. and then add on units – which are installed in a row after the starter unit. The amount of hens you can fit in a complete layer cage will be determined by how many add on units you have and how big the cages are. How many layer cages za you can fit in the layer house will depend on the size of your layer house.