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Hey gang I have a question, On days that I let the chickens run wild do I need to feed them before they roost for the night in their coop? They usually stay out in the woods for 8-10 hours coming back to drink and chase the dog.

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I usually throw a bit of food out for them but not alot. Too much food left out at night will attract mice and other pests. A better option, because it is winter, is if you throw some food out for them to hunt in the morning when you let them out. I collect the kitchen scraps and add some grain (whatever you feed them) And put it out on my garden. This way whatever they do not eat becomes compost. All my animals pick at it and I worry less about a tempting treat for rodents.
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i like to let mine free range.  Beware of the mulch

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i like to let mine free range.  Beware of the mulch
Oh mine do this too, drives me nuts
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No mulch here only the fallen leaves but you can clearly see where they have been. But our cat loves to play in the dirty clothes hamper so I can sorta understand your pain!
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i like to let mine free range.  Beware of the mulch
Looks like what my girls do. LOL.
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Dido, my flower beds look just like that except mine are surrounded by grass. By the time i get to rake the mulch back in the bed, i loose half of it to grass growing over it. Lol, gotta love those chickens!
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I know how that feels my roosters calls his ladys down to the mulch in the front yard and they fling the mulch about 3 feet away from my moms flower beds and i have to take a rake and fling it all back in
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