New here, but want to be counted in with my PA peeps! :) Southeast PA for me. No flock yet, that's why I'm here, to learn more!
Edited by FarAwayBoy - 11/21/13 at 6:34pm
Howdy from Chester co....
If you have a roo or two, I think free ranging might be good...my experience is that the roos will keep the flock together and close...before my roos, my girls started going AWOL...with a couple of episodes of me chasing them through a suburban neighborhood with a fishing net....also, if you have some good shrubs for the flock to hide under, that will dissuade hawks to some extent...also, you get your 'crew' hawk aware...my dogs have chased the local foxes so they give my yard wide berth...and, you have guineas...my two cents...
PS: women are frustrating too....lol
We promise to overwhelm you with options. You can choose white, light brown, medium brown, chocolate brown, blue, sky blue, green, olive green and a few other shades of eggs.
Then we will start in on the breeds. Feathered feet vs: non-feathered. Want frizzled? Barring? Straight colors, or chickens with black, green and orange feathers?
Want six? Build for twelve! Don't want roosters? Yes, you do! Don't want to hatch your own? Yes, you do!
Don't worry. We will help with everything from chicken math to chicken hoarding.