In the Brooder
- Sep 28, 2014
So I'm hoping to get maybe a dozen hens and a rooster sometime soon, some orpingtons, wyandottes and a couple silkies, if breeds matter. As well as maybe half a dozen ducks, Indian runners, and some mallards. I've chickens and ducks before, so I'm good for that! And I've got a new coop! One that doesn't have holes big enough for full grown roosters, and the front wall stays attached to the coop when you open the door! The old coop was awful. I opened the door one day and was nearly flattened by the front wall toppling over. So anyways! Big big improvement! So I know how to keep poultry well, but one problem I've always had was getting them in at night. I had to go after them with nets, which didn't exactly make them more fond of me. And I don't like it either. So does anyone know a good way to get them in at night? Keeping in mind they're going to be free ranging on 2 acres? Any help is appreciated!