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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bryceeast, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Bryceeast

    Bryceeast Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it safe to let my chickens roam my yard
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    Depends. Do you have alot of predators? Loose neighborhood dogs? Is it a fenced yard? Blizzard conditions? Use common sense. They will love it!
     
  3. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Quote:Do you mean roam your yard as in they have no coop or just let out to the yard during the day and go back to the coop at night?
     
  4. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    What do you have in your yard that the Chickens might attack?
     
  5. Cass

    Cass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you have in your yard and/or neighborhood that might attack your chickens?
     
  6. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you free range chickens you need to worry about predators. Like neighbors cats and dogs, hawks, coyote, fox, etc. There is always a certain risk factor involved in free ranging your birds.
     
  7. AlbinoChicken

    AlbinoChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I let the chooks roam the back yard, but not without a fence. I guess it just depends on where you live and what kind of predators you have. There aren't too many here, so that's not much of a problem for me.
     
  8. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Yes you can let them roam the yard, but just don't let them cross the road. There are just too many questions asked after the chicken crosses the road. [​IMG]
     
  9. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Okay that was bad. [​IMG] sorry!

    As other have said the chickens run a risk from preditors even in a yard. They can also fly out of the yard. So it is up to you and how much you are willing to risk.
     
  10. Cosmopolis Chick

    Cosmopolis Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ONCE AGAIN I SEE THAT... I WILL CLICK ON ANYTHING TITLED 'FREE'.


    ("There are just too many questions asked after the chicken crosses the road." Ha! You made me laugh Justbugged)
     
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