I purchased a few chicks from a woman recently... I wanted to buy as many as i could, just to rescue them. Although I feel a little guilty like I shouldnt be supporting her...She had MANY birds in a very small space. I'm not sure if any laws are being broken, especially after seeing how the chicken meat industry raises its birds... She had chickens stuffed in wires cages so small that many of them could barely turn around. And these aren't meat birds, they're ornamental types for breeding. Now, if these were cats or dogs I'm sure she'd be violating some law. I havent done any research on this matter, but is this a normal thing for breeders to do?