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i am wanting to get some birds i can let free range all day.i know there will be hawk problems but they will be enclosed seurely at night.i don't care about the eggs.i just want them to have a better chance than, lets say an orp,at living free.
i am looking for alert,flighty or crazy birds ,just not mean birds.(so no games sad)
bantam and large fowl considered.

i have read about some of the breeds but wanted to get actual people experiences as well.

thanks guys big_smile


Edited by dinahmoe - 10/23/11 at 1:41pm
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Originally Posted by dinahmoe 

i am wanting to get some birds i can let free range all day.i know there will be hawk problems but they will be enclosed seurely at night.i don't care about the eggs.i just want them to have a better chance than, lets say an orp,at living free.
i am looking for alert,flighty or crazy birds ,just not mean birds.(so no games sad)
bantam and large fowl considered.

i have read about some of the breeds but wanted to get actual people experiences as well.

thanks guys big_smile


Lt. Brown Leghorns all the above mentioned qualities and charateristics and very beautiful to look at all day long. Excelent foragers you'll prolly never see them in the coop 'cept to lay and roost other than that they'll be busy, very self-sufficient

Jeff


Edited by catdaddyfro - 10/21/11 at 1:53pm
You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, you can make a purse out of it, but it won't be silk. LOL
 
Maybe in about another 30-40 years I'll get this "being an expert" thing figured out by then. LOL
 
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You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, you can make a purse out of it, but it won't be silk. LOL
 
Maybe in about another 30-40 years I'll get this "being an expert" thing figured out by then. LOL
 
Still trying to practice Granny's advice 'if you don't have anything nice to say then keep it to yourself' LOL been at it for 45 years still don't have it down pat yet!
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thanks Jeff,i will add them to my list and do some reading on them. smile

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White Leghorns roll

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I had to clip my Spitzhaubens wings to keep them home. Does that count?

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post #6 of 96

I think the reason someone mentioned brown leghorns instead of white is because the whites are easier for predators to see. I hear that the rump less Araucana are the best free rangers. They can escape predators and fly well yet are friendly.

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post #7 of 96

my ameraucanas and easter eggs r the ones alway escaping from the run and coop even with their wings clips all way down i dont know how they do it so they might be good for u big_smile

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Originally Posted by StarLover21 

White Leghorns roll


i do like white legherns but a white bird stands out too much ,i think.

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Originally Posted by hallerlake 

I had to clip my Spitzhaubens wings to keep them home. Does that count?


i don't know if it counts,i'll have to look up Spitzhaubens.lol

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Originally Posted by joe17 

I think the reason someone mentioned brown leghorns instead of white is because the whites are easier for predators to see. I hear that the rump less Araucana are the best free rangers. They can escape predators and fly well yet are friendly.


i thought those were kinda rare.i may have to look into them.
thanks

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