Originally Posted by postalpoultry
Hello Barkerg sorry about that they are indians & is there a big difference in the habits?? I'm always interested in learning THANKS
Ok, yes there is differences between the species, when it comes to Greens, the more pure they are means they are harder to raise and they do not free range well at all, pure Greens are squirrelly if you will and require bigger pens etc... But, since you have IB's you should be good to go when it comes to free ranging. Some things to consider, IB's are very loud, much louder than Greens but, this usually only lasts during the breeding season, like now. Also, adult males will attack other peas and will attack their reflections, so if you have windows, rims, hubcaps etc... Basically anything he can see his reflection in, he will do his best to destroy it. You already know about how bad their poo smells by now so beware of the porches. If you have outside pets like dogs or cats, I would start feeding them at night as the peas will fight them off for food, they love dry cat and dog foods. Having said all that, IB's will return to roost and probably wont go to far away but will return and hang around. They are great pets for the yard, very curious and social free ranging will do them good. Open the pens and let them walk out on their own and leave the pen open as they will likely return to roost there for a while. I hope I covered your questions and keep us posted on how they are doing.