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Best Free Range Chicken Breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenluver100, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. chickenluver100

    chickenluver100 In the Brooder

    Nov 26, 2012
    I have all my chickens in very large enclosures (because of many fox attacks), but I had too many roosters in one coop, and they were picking on one, so I separated him and he is now free ranging. he does great free range (and flys well, so he can stay away from the predators) and I want him to stay free range, so I wanted to get him a hen or two that could keep him company. he is a bantam cochin, so the breed I get has to be well suited for him. here are other factors that are a must for the breed I get:
    1. Has to be very friendly and easily handled
    2. Has to be good at avoiding predators (we have a HUGE fox population)

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Human friendly birds that are easily handled will probably be the first to get caught by predators. If you have a huge fox population then eventually all of your free range birds will probably be picked off one by one.

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