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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by PolloAdoro, Nov 25, 2010.
How many chickens would you guess you have and on how much free ranging land right now?
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.
Around 30 totally free range (No fences at all) on about 2 acres.
I have 65 birds on 5 acres.
Somewhere around 55 large fowl chickens on 3 acres. Fenced, lots of trees, even a bridge to hide under!
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.
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.
I have 17 chickens on a total of 42 acres but they use very little of that.
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.
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.