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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bryceeast, Jan 11, 2011.
Is it safe to let my chickens roam my yard
Depends. Do you have alot of predators? Loose neighborhood dogs? Is it a fenced yard? Blizzard conditions? Use common sense. They will love it!
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?
What do you have in your yard that the Chickens might attack?
What do you have in your yard and/or neighborhood that might attack your chickens?
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.
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.
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.
Okay that was bad. 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.
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)