Free Range Flock Rotation

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 33yardbirds, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    I am getting 25 Pure non production RIRs. I don't want my Barred Rock or Buff Rock Roos jumping the RIR hens. I was thinking I would one day out one day in so the Rock roos couldn't get to any of the RIR hens. Anyone ever tried this. I am a big believer in free range.
  2. sben451

    sben451 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Anniston, AL
    I have three different coops of chickens. Each pen has a run for the chickens, but I like to let groups free range on a rotating basis. Right now one group has young Silkies that I'm not ready to let out to free range, but my Welsummer group free ranges one day and the next day the Easter Egger bunch gets out. It works well for me. [​IMG]
  3. atimme

    atimme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2010
    Yep, rotating works fine, you'll get complaints at first but they will get the hang of it.
  4. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    Cut n Shoot Texas
    i also have three coops and i let the Buffs out one day and the Welsummers the next and the EE the next day. Somedays I even let two groups out together but only when I am not collecting for a hatch any time soon...

    PS... I actually have another group in this rotation. I give my two dogs FREE RANGING days also.

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