Free Ranging in VA winters

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RoosterPecked, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. RoosterPecked

    RoosterPecked Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a newbie on here and raising 6 hens, 2 guineas and 2 roosters for the first time. My chickens are free rangers by day and was wondering....since there really are no bugs or vegetation in the winter, do I still allow them to forage or should I just feed them in their chicken run instead? [​IMG]

    Thanks for any help given,
    Dawn
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    You would be surprised what they can find to eat during your winters. The number of creepy crawlies may be down but there is still a lot of vegetative matter out there for them. I keep feed in the run for mine, but they still spend a lot of time foraging.
     
  3. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If my chickens can find stuff worth scratching out in midwinter in upstate NY yours certainly will in VA.
     

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