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Now "this" is what I call free ranging!

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Otaika Valley Free Range in NZ:

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0Oaa-5CbWLY&feature=youtu.be

 

That's a whole lotta chickens!  Looks like a scene out of Jurassic Park!


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post #2 of 6
Wow yea that is free ranging. They look happy. Glad this farm free ranges.
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Ya gotta wonder tho.......

not much shade available, that water tank looks like a drowning pool.

....and do you really think they go all the way back to the 'coop' to lay-HTH do they gather the eggs?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #4 of 6

After looking at the great exodus onto the barren ground, I had to move forward to the end of the clip to see if there was any greenery to be had anywhere.  Totally disappointing.  If that's free range, and by the letter of the law, it is... how very sad.  Any bugs to be had?  I highly doubt it.  That ground is way too highly stocked to do any good to the soil, plant life, or the chickens.  Just my opinion.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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After looking at the great exodus onto the barren ground, I had to move forward to the end of the clip to see if there was any greenery to be had anywhere.  Totally disappointing.  If that's free range, and by the letter of the law, it is... how very sad.  Any bugs to be had?  I highly doubt it.  That ground is way too highly stocked to do any good to the soil, plant life, or the chickens.  Just my opinion.

Exactly!

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #6 of 6

It's a lot better than battery cages. I do wonder where they all lay their eggs. Can't imagine they all go back in the barn to lay.

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