I feel guilty having to keep my birds in the breeding cage. Those birds holm posted turned my stomach. 5 in a little cage. I have 3 in a 4x4x4 coop with a roost and 2 nest box, with a 16x6 ft run and I think I have them crowded.
Yesterday, we went shopping ( one of my least favorite things to do) I got my wife a size 28 sweat shirt for Christmas just to liven things up here. We left at 3, I had my problems putting the turkeys away at three, Blackie was not going into his coop after his victory over Penguin. (BTW Judy said she broke Penguin and three other turkeys up when they were picking on Blackie yesterday, I missed that)
Anyways about 6pm, as my wife was in old navy, her 40th store of the afternoon, I was sitting in the car, I had had enough of shopping and shoppers. I remembered I did not shut the door on Bert and his bunch either. I was scared to death something would get them. Where Bert's coop is, an open door is not good. Of course I thought leaving for shopping at 3 we would be home buy a little after 4. Foolish me...
When I got home they were all safe sound and snuck in their coop. Another space I hate keeping them in. I think it is two small. They have a 8x4 coop, a 8x6 covered run another 4x4 coop and a 12x6 run set up in an L shape. I have 8 birds in there.
So I have no idea why a person would keep birds like those Sussex were, and even worse why advertise the way they live but showing them in the cage. It is no wonder City people ( no offense to city people, and by city people I mean people without and never having animals) get upset with farmers when they see those type of pictures and think we all raise our animals like that.
Hey - I went to Cabala's with my DH on Saturday. I took a book to read thankfully. I read for 2 1/2 hours while HE shopped and that was after I shopped with him for a while. So MEN shop too! LOL. But I got a good Mexican dinner out of it. Savored every bite!