1. iwannabachicken

    iwannabachicken Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 25, 2012
    I'm sorry, but this was a legit question before and I have to repost because my other one got locked...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/623379/caging-chickens...but here's what it said:

    I want to get some chickens and put them in cages like this
    or like this

    Pros? Cons? What do you think?


    It will be full-time housing. I want to put them in there because I currently am having issues with overly inquisitive black bears around here and I thought they would be better up off the ground rather than in a building on the floor or outside. I wouldn't put young chickens in there, I would brood them in my house. Then I would move the birds (I will have less than ten) into my garage when they are about 12-15 weeks old. (We don't park in the garage.) Unless you can think of a better situation for the chickens, please feel free to tell me. If you think caging them would be a good idea (like commercial egg operations or even people who raise rabbits), which cage do you think would be better for them?

    P.S. Don't worry Hodawg, it was NOT a PETA troll. There ain't nothin' more in this world that I can't stand then them.
  2. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    North Texas
    Is this for when they are just chicks and very young pullets, and only for garage use?
    Where will they be housed when they are full grown?
  3. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma
    That would cost A LOT to house 8-10 birds. You can use a coop as long as its secure. Do you have an unused shed? I would not suggest caging them in the garage. A bear will get into anything (even your Garage if it wants in there bad enough). Have you thought about building a coop with Maybe a bear fence around it. I am really clad that we do not have bears around here!


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