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Excellent information. Thank you.
The dog discussion was a new aspect for me. We are considereing getting a dog, and this article gave me other points to consider.
It is good to have tips on how to safely free range.
Lots of valuable information. I especially found the breed observations interesting and certainly educational. Thanks for putting this together!
That was a great article. Many good points - more on the FENCING needed as I have found out the hard way that 4 inch spaced wire will not keep chickens in. Same for 'flighty birds' in general.
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One reason 'Free Range' does not work. I seem to be blessed with rebels and contrarians. Cannot believe these ingrates decide to lay out in the bushes when I have provided such a nice hen house and nesting boxes. :-(
Amethyst Gem, Americana, Speckled Sussex, EE, OE and Cuckoo Maran - no matter. They prefer to lay in a group nest outside the hen house. Will have to lock them up for a full day to start them over.
About sums it up.
So far I have lost no birds free ranging in 6 years.
The EEs are very good alarm clocks. Lol sometimes better than my rooster.
Thank you for sharing this information. I wouldn’t have thought about the perils of fall chicks.
This is an outstanding article - concise, informative, and even inspiring. An encouragement to those who wish to free-range their chickens. Thank you!