Chicken ranging

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by robbinsroost, May 31, 2010.

  1. robbinsroost

    robbinsroost In the Brooder

    Sep 3, 2009
    I have about a little more than half an acre fenced for free ranging. My question is that enough for 31 chickens and should i mow it?
  2. Marie1234

    Marie1234 Songster

    Mar 29, 2010
    That sounds like an awesome amount of space! If you don't mow will it become a haven for rodents and snakes? How you answer that will give you the best answer to your question about mowing.
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I would wait and see how/what the chickens do with the space. I have 5 hens that are allowed on my fenced property of about 3 acres. We mow our yard area of course, but always leave the side field for them to browse through (way past knee high currently). We're certainly not overun with rodents or animals of any kind (other than If you did end up mowing it, I would do it on your highest setting, JMO. Or mow a patch and leave the rest. Watch and see which they prefer (maybe it'll be both).

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