Free ranging owners

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by PolloAdoro, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. PolloAdoro

    PolloAdoro Out Of The Brooder

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    How many chickens would you guess you have and on how much free ranging land right now?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    About 100 birds on 3 acres of pasture. It is fenced, though, but filled with trees, shrubs, and various other greenery. Never lost a bird, except one hen who was brooding in the very back of the pasture without my knowledge. She got taken the very night before I found her nest.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2010
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Around 30 totally free range (No fences at all) on about 2 acres.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My Coop
    I have 65 birds on 5 acres.
     
  5. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Somewhere around 55 large fowl chickens on 3 acres. Fenced, lots of trees, even a bridge to hide under!
     
  6. FarmerJohn3285

    FarmerJohn3285 County Line Farms

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    I have 3 acres total, but my 7 chickens stay on the front acre in the trees, shrubs, and under the porch during hot summer days to take a nice dust bath.
     
  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Twenty-five birds free with fences that allow passage of chickens. Range used only about 2 acres with food and water supplied. I suspect range used would jump up to 20 acres if food and water not supplied by me and they would keep weight on. Area in yellow approximates 2 acres. Most of area below and to left of yellow dot is ours, rest not.


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  8. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I have 17 chickens on a total of 42 acres but they use very little of that.
     
  9. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I'm jealous! I bet it's a lot of fun watching them out there. I'd love to see some pictures of them scattered about.
     
  10. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 40+ birds that stick pretty much to about 2 of our 7 acres--there is more but they stay close to the chicken coop where their food and water is, clean up the garden or under the house deck. We also keep vigil and chase them out of the front yard. I've got a lot of woods and a big windbreak of spruce trees on the property border--they like to hang in those and scratch around.
     

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