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Chickens have been banned to the back of the yard!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by montverdechick, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, DH finally got tired of the brown grass, plants dying from lack of leaves and holes in the yard. So, we agreed to put a 4 ft. fence across the back of the yard to create a chicken area. They have an over 60x10 ft area to free range, plus their covered 10x12 ft run and coop. Should be plenty of room for 16 hens. Anyone else ever do this after letting your girls have free reign? Did they fly over the fence or did they just deal with it? Looking forward to taking my yard back and not stepping in chicken poo anymore!
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Mine all have one wing clipped and stay where they belong. If they really wanted to they could go over the fence, but dont with the open space they have available.
     
  3. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you in FL? We are in Clermont area.

    Any chain you might want to sell a Welsummer or two after they hatch?
     
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  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I am on Merritt Island. I would gladly think about selling thse, or hatch some for you. I have bators running currently.
     
  5. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very close! I don't have a bator and have no idea how to do it. I ordered three from ideal, but the feedstore that my order came to mixed up the chicks before I got there. The owner swore she knew which ones were mine, but I now know I got two EE and the third is probably an EE as well...at least the fourth is a cuckoo marans! Please let me know when they hatch! Thanks!
     
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    These are due around May 7th :)
     
  7. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! Let me know how it goes!
     

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