I bought two wire cages originally for ferrets. The wire spacing is about 1 inch by 4 inches. The spaces seemed too big so we lined the bottom with chicken wire. They don't fall through but they do not look comfortable. They rarely lie down. Do you think the chicken wire will hurt their feet? They will be in there for 2-3 days. Two buff orps. Also how do you feed and water in wire cages. I have bowls in there and they have knocked them over about 20 times in 12 hours. I wired them to the side and it is not working very well. can a chicken drink out of a hamster waterer?