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are hens sel-sufficient

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by easton coop, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. easton coop

    easton coop Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Winchester UK
    With time on my hands, i was contemplating if hens are self sufficient! well they lay eggs, which is food! could a hen produce her own food? something we can not do? I know that she would have to forage, but in theory could she produce half her food each day. Now I'm not looking to put my hens through this, but was just thinking! any views???
  2. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Songster

    [​IMG] If you let them out to free-range feed, they are pretty self-sufficient. [​IMG]

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