Most "backyard" chicken fanciers don't have a lot of chickens, so they don't need a big crate to transport their birds. The same thing is true of younger folks who only have a few birds that they might want to enter in shows or take to a county fair. My standard crates hopefully fill these needs.
Pictured above is a much larger crate, one that is an accurate copy of a fifty year old original. Occasionally, I will take on a special project and this crate is a good example. I pulled out all the stops to make this crate like the ones made back in the 40s and 50s. It is the same size, roughly 6 cubic feet, and has the same kind of loading door as the original. Being almost 3 feet long and 2 feet wide, this crate is probably too big for the beginner. But there are some serious chicken fanciers that need to carry a lot of birds, and this crate is the "Big Kahuna" of crates and can do the job for them. I hope the new owner of this crate is as pleased as I was in the way it turned out.