jesse markowitz wrote:This leads to you having to try and catch 15 birds in the middle of the day. It is hard to perform this task without feeling really stupid.
Rose Pinder wrote:thanks for this write up, very interesting.
I'm not a great fan of keeping birds in cages (although in your photos the amount of space doesn't look too bad), but one thought is can you have a wide spaced chicken wire floor like people do with rabbits, to keep chooks in and predators out?
What's the reason for using a cage system like this rather than the free range/moblie homes system that people use for eggs?
Michael Bushman wrote:Two easy improvements
Make a trolley that will slide under a unit so they are easy to move but you only need one trolley so expense is low.
Fence the undersides with chicken wire, the chickens can peck at anything on the ground but predators can't get in.
Owls are major predator's of skunks and won't bother your chickens in the cages, do you have owl boxes and nesting sites?