- Sep 8, 2016
I have a large yard, so she’s been able to run around and dirt bathe to her hearts content. My chickens are free range so they get plenty of exercise.However if taken care of in a certain manner, they can live quite a while. I have a meat hen that we bought from stock with the intentions of slaughtering but out of the ten we bought, only two made it due to predators. Only one died due to health issues. The rooster that survived was killed by my goat a few months ago. I guess he just got on her nerves one day. However the hen is still alive and quite well save for the missing feathers on her back. Since she is free ranged she gets good exercise and can still fly into elevated nests that the other hens made. She’s over a year old now and still going strong. But not the best breed for beginners since they can be high maintenance when kept in a run as we learned the hard way.
A goat killed a rooster??? I have never heard of that before! Poor guy.