Feeding the large free range flock (pictures)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Eastins Eggs, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Songster

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    Feeding a large flock is work but it can also be amusing.

    We know where you keep the food
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    Have to put food out so I can get to the feed bin.
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    Food food more food.
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    The cleanup crew.
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  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    holy smacks thats alot of chickens! [​IMG]
    are any meat birds? how many do you have? do you do head counts?wow. thanks for sharing! [​IMG]
     
  3. xxleandraxx

    xxleandraxx In the Brooder

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    Omg [​IMG][​IMG] that looks like fun.......don't you get mauled [​IMG][​IMG] xx
     
  4. helloroe

    helloroe Songster

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    WOW!!!!! How many do you have? So jealous
     
  5. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Songster

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    They are fairly docile so getting scratched is usually not a problem. We have around 1600 to 1800 hens at any one time. We don’t raise meat birds at this time.
     
  6. Amyable

    Amyable Songster 9 Years

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Land sake's, that's a lot of birds! I thought my mob of 40 was big....
     
  7. helloroe

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    On how much land? Do you have coops or do they all stay out? I am so jealous. Sending my husband a connection to this thread. Should scare him as I always seem to add one or two each month when he is gone.
     
  8. Eastins Eggs

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    Quote:We have about 20 acres that consist of pasture and rocky un farmable land. We have several coops that range in size from 30x40 to 8x12.
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    Wow! That's a lot of chickens! Finally, the true meaning of 'free range'. No cages! Yeah!
     
  10. swdunn0926

    swdunn0926 In the Brooder

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    I WOULD NOT WANT TO BE A BUG IN YOUR YARD!

    I would be in heaven there!
     

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