Free range question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by scorwin, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. scorwin

    scorwin Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm still researching before building my coop and getting chickens. I live on one sq acre partially taken up with the house.. However I'm surrounded by a golf course which is open areas. The only cover is on my property. What's the chance of a few chickens staying on my property and not running around the golf course!!
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Slim to none without some sort of fencing.
     
  3. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

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    none, they would love the golf course, you would definately need to fence in your property,
     
  4. scorwin

    scorwin Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! That's good to know right up front! I'd hate to have to be running around in the morning on the golf course catching chickens!
     
  5. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    FREE RANGING is your answer, LOL! Those chickens will be free to search for the freshest bugs and grasses. Hope that golf course doesn't have a green very close to your property. My chickens follow my lawnmower eating the clippings and bugs running from the mower. The chickens normally keep their home in sight, so they don't get lost easily.
     
  6. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You run the risk of having your hens go broody on golf balls lost in the rough.
    Doesn't matter how long you cook a golf ball ... they'll still be tough and tasteless.
     
  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those golfers with those expensive shoes won't like your chickens.
     
  8. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    They will be all over the golf course and the golf course will be all over you with a bill for the damage. It will be for a huge amount of money.

    Grass on golf courses is intensely treated with chemicals and fertilizers. I wouldn't want my birds eating it.
     
  10. scorwin

    scorwin Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, never thought of that!! Thanks for the heads up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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