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Chicken Buffet

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickenGeorge, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. ChickenGeorge

    ChickenGeorge In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] I turned my ladies out in a pasture I was mowing yesterday. There were bugs and crickets everywhere. I don't think they actually ate many, there were running from one to the other, then they would spy another and off they would go. They had a field day. They must have gained a pound each. They even stay out longer than normal. I finally had to gather up two and put them in the coop. I think they would have stayed at the buffet line all night. They loved the mowed clover too.
     
  2. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Oh yes the mower makes easy lunch for my chickens as well. They will follow me to places in our back pasture they wouldn't normally go. [​IMG]
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I raked all day yesterday, so I know how much they love a good buffet.
     
  4. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    take a look at your eggs....I bet they're even more colorful (orange) for the next couple days than when they're mostly eating feed.....

    Sandra
     
  5. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing 11 Years

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    ChickenGeorge, having free range chickens is a delight that never ends. Hens and roos able to live the way it was ment to be is priceless.

    Glad things are going well for you and your pretty hennies.

    bigzio
     
  6. Oh, I love to watch the chickens free range!! They find so many interesting things! They are so much more healthy than confined chickens! They have a much darker yolk, and They seem happier. Merry
     

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