So I have been a chicken owner for a total of 3 days now... but I am an animal lover to the maxxxxx so I want to give them the very best life possible. My boss has been telling me some moderate horror stories about when he raised chickens (but he isn't an animal freak like myself) and was mentioning that he debeaked his chickens because they can get cannibalistic in small spaces. He is giving me his chicken tractor which he says is 8' X 4' and 3-4' tall. I will only be putting three chickens in there ... because that's all I have! Is this going to be enough space for them? Or will they start acting scary and cannibalistic? Do I really need to debeak them? I do know that when one is sick or injured the others can attack it but I'm hoping that never happens. I guess when I envision laying hens I imagine portly little ladies who sit around and cluck all day... hate to imagine them hurting each other or me having to hurt them in order to "help them." Thoughts? Feelings? Suggestions?