As I was dropping off my son's friend the other day I was appalled to see the conditions that his dad's flock was living in. Ten, count them....10 roos and hens in a 4x8 cage, no shelter, just a couple of roosts for them to cling to so they didn't have to walk around in the mud and filth of the rain saturated ground!!! The stench was awful!!! I wanted to cry, then I got mad and wanted to turn them out to be free, then I wanted to smack the snot out of owner! My son's friend said he keeps them caged to keep the Mexicans from stealing them!! I'd rather see them in a cook pot than to see them living in such blatant neglect!! I consider this animal cruelty!!!! Why do people insist on having chickens if they are gonna keep them like this? My babes are blessed to be free range, fat and sassy, healthy and happy!! I just feel like going on a night maneuver to rescue those poor babes!!!! It breaks my heart to see conditions like this!!!