illinois towns that allow backyard chickens - Page 17
I have a chicken tractor like that. Basically, I put my chicks & younger pullets in there during the day.(Hawk protection.) At night I put everyone in the coop. The nice part is how I move it to new grass, so no cleaning.
I allow the chickens over 16wks to just free range with the flock & roo. Until then, the "nuggets" are trained to walk to the tractor in the morning & the coop at night. It's so funny when I move to a completely diff area of the yard. They run to the old spot then run around in circles until they find their tractor. Poor, confused, little chickens.
When I decide their old enough, they still go to the tractor in the am, but I leave the door open. Eventually they explore their surroundings, but they always have their tractor for food, water, & safety.
I can't understand any town that allows pets will not allow a few chickens,they are alot less threat or troubling than a dog.I quess some people are not educated enough yet.Good luck to all about changing things and making things right.I am glad I am a country boy,pretty much do what you want.
My hubby is wondering how I will fair walking 50ft to the coop in the snow. As I said I am a country girl. Strong and resilient. And determined. And with a fenced in backyard. I won't have to worry about getting lost in a snowstorm while tending my flock
Edited by grandma7 - 10/18/15 at 10:32pm