Kids Against Cages is for kids who want to save chickens from cage egg farms. We are kids from around Australia who think hens deserve kindness not cages.


Kids love animals.

And we don't want people to be mean to them. So this site is where you can find information and tips to help get chickens out of cages.

If kids got to decide, hens wouldn't be in cages.

Across Australia, loads of kids are already taking action. You can be a voice for chickens too!

You're never too young make a difference!

We're the next generation of decision makers. But we don't have to wait to help chickens. We can start right now!

An egg isn't worth a life of suffering.

In Australia millions of chickens live sad lives in battery cages. We think they deserve to stretch their wings, feel sunlight, and be happy.

Chickens need your help!

So if you're a kid who cares about animals, then this site is for you. If you're a parent wanting to talk to your kids about hens, then you've also come to the right place.

Thank you for being a voice for chickens!

How did Kids Against Cages get started?

Kids Against Cages was founded in 2011 by Maegan, a 9 year old from Brisbane. After learning about how egg-laying hens are treated in factory farms, Maegan wanted to take action.

After getting the support of her Principal, Maegan arranged to speak about chickens in front of assembly at her school. She also spoke to the school canteen and soon afterwards the school agreed to stop using cage eggs.

"I'm only 9 years old... but even I know that chickens aren't meant to live like this."
— Maegan, Founder of Kids Against Cages (2011)

But this was only the beginning...

Since then, Maegan has done many more talks at other schools across Brisbane. She has spoken to thousands of students about the cruelty of cage eggs and how we can stop it. She has also written many letters to the decision makers, asking them to help end battery cages.



Maegan wants to encourage as many kids and families as possible to help make cage eggs a thing of the past. She continues to campaign for chickens, and to care for her own adopted hens. You can find out more about Maegan's latest efforts for hens on facebook and instagram


Abby is 12 years old and has always had a special connection with animals. She is big sister to a slightly mad cocker spaniel, Albert, and loves to play with him and take him for walks on the beach. When she’s not helping animals, she enjoys horse-riding, skiing and swimming, and hanging out with her friends.

Western Australia

Abigail is a 14 year old who is passionate about animals and their well-being. She is proud to be an ambassador for Kids Against Cages. In her spare time, Abigail loves netball and athletics, and she enjoys socialising with her friends and their dogs at the beach on weekends.

Western Australia

Emily is 11 years old, and has always taken an interest in her environment and animals — enjoying nature in all its glory. She enjoys being outdoors doing sport, and playing with the family’s schnauzer, Milly. She believes that chickens deserve to be free from cages, and is passionate about helping them.

Western Australia

Abbey is 10 years old and loves gymnastics, acting and animals. Her family have 3 dogs, 2 cats and have rescued and rehomed sheep, goats and chickens in the past. "My parents taught me speak up and to stand up for what I believe in. Even if I have to stand alone. It’s our world, we should make it special."

New South Wales

Kaylin has always had a love for animals. Brought up with dogs, chickens, geese, and ducks, she would watch them walk freely around the garden. "It hurts me to think of chickens being stuck in tiny cages unable to move around all day and night, their sole purpose to lay eggs. There is no need for them to be locked up in such small confined spaces. This is why I am very passionate about stopping battery cages."


Zoe is 15 years old and has always had a love for animals. Her family have always fostered and adopted rescue animals, and run fundraisers for local animal charities. Sadly, they only have one ex-battery rescue hen left. Her name is Clover and thinks she is one of the dogs! In her spare time, Zoe enjoys doing art work (especially of wildlife), music, drama and ballroom dancing.

South Australia

Lydon is 11 years old and has shared his home with lots of animals, including ex-battery hens. He has watched them learn to enjoy the sunshine and grass, to have dust baths and dig bigger holes than the dog! He has also watched them suffer the consequences of their terrible lives before they came to live with him. Lydon thinks no chicken should be made to live in a cage.

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