- Mar 3, 2010
Hello Everyone, I live in West Virginia and want to start a small (6-12) free range flock this spring. I have a couple of questions with which I hope you will give your opinion. I would like to free range during on about five acres, mix of hay field and woods, and supply a coup for the nights. What breed would you suggest? How long do the chicks spend in the brooder before they can be moved to the coup? After moving to the coup, can they be turned out or do they need to spend time in the coup? I also keep bees, will the chickens eat honeybees? Any other tips of suggestions of any kind is apprecitated.