We breed and show Bantam Polish and Bantam Cochins. We wanted to build our show birds nice predator proof cages. The area they are in are regular chicken wire on the sides and wood on the bottom. The mice go right through the wire. We have an issue with mice at times (even tho we pay pest control to come out and help with this). It feels like we will go months without seeing any then I will go and check on the birds at night and see 2! YUCK So we are building new cages with automatic watering stations. This is the watering stations we bought: http://www.amazon.com/Station-Press...X38E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1321138008&sr=8-2 The bottom floor is cement. This is when he first started: That red building is our regular coup. This is the side that is almost done. 2 cages on the top and bottom and 3 in the middle. The wire is 1/4". This side will have 7 more. A door will be installed between the 2 areas. Just more of an update 1/14/12. I know it's taking forever for this to be built but my husband works 70+ hours a week so it's hard for him to find the time. Anyway some new pics: This is looking inside: and these are the doors we are working on: This was taken before the doors were done but we have installed lights on timers. The roof is also clear so that allows more light in. happy little birds!