Just want to introduce myself I'm Tim and have got a four chickens two young and two older adopted girls.
I've got them in the garden in there own run with plenty of room to scratch around.so far as far as I can see one older girl is malting and her counterpart is sorting out the pecking order with the younger one. All seems well and getting three eggs a day in just over a week of getting them.
I only have a couple of questions which are
1. Is ok to let them feed all day with a feeder and throwing various foods around and racking seeds into leaf mulch which is all over there run floor.
2. Also I shut them out of there coup during the main of the day due to the young ones seem to be hiding away from the older ones but they seem ok and getting on well now, They do have cover from bad weather and they do lays eggs on the floor so do I need to allow them access to get into cover during a downpour and there boxes to lay eggs.
Thank you for your replies.