Originally Posted by Creek Walker
That is how most commercial producers are setup. The cage the chicken lays their eggs in is slightly inclined and the egg rolls out onto a conveyor usually a conveyor with rollers. It's been awhile since I've been inside a commercial chicken barn so it's hard to say what they have now.
Originally Posted by Ramona M. Faunce
Commercial egg companys have a cage system like rabbit breaders do. But the floor of the cage is slanted down twards the front (slight slant). The egg is lain in the cage and rolls slowly to the front of the cage and out onto a lip that sits in front of the cage.
There is an opening along the front of the cage high enough to alow the egg to roll out onto the lip in the front of the cage. This keeps the eggs clean.
However, if it is a cleaner egg that you want, I put saw dust (left over from a friends personal wood mill) in their box once a week and the eggs come out almost perfect. I give this couple a couple dozen eggs a month for the saw dust.
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Now you know how old I am, When I was a whole lot younger I worked for a commercial poultry farm just gathering eggs, Each chicken had its own box and it was lined with straw and sawdust. We hung the basket strap over our shoulder and went down one row getting all the top row eggs, Put the full basket down and picked up the next basket and went down again picking eggs up from the middle row and by the time you made 4 trips you had done the 4 levels, it was time for lunch and you started over again because those boxes had eggs in them again. I don't even want to think about what that did to our lungs back then but I can certainly see why they improved the system. I was working there to late I guess. Anyway I had other things to do, the Navy had places they wanted to send me and things for me to do when I got there. At home we only had 5000 turkeys and a hundred chickens and on that small a scale it wasn't really a problem gathering eggs.