Im thinking of just putting my 3 chickens in a 4-5 square foot cage at night to lay thier eggs. Is t

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Chickens don't usually lay at night. I don't think you would get the results you're looking for. Just a cage full of poop and some irritated chickens.
 

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I do not recommend this as you will not get any eggs, only a lot of blood and possible deaths.

Read this article in the learning center on space required for chickens...

https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need
 

azelgin

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Yeah, three chickens waking up in that small a space are going to be pretty ****** off and start taking it out on each other. So, poop, feathers, blood and dead chickens. Not the results you're looking for.
 

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Chickens don't usually lay at night. I don't think you would get the results you're looking for. Just a cage full of poop and some irritated chickens.

Agreed - what is the reasoning that lead you to consider this? Perhaps we can offer alternatives if we know what the thought process is.
 

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