Good or Bad idea? Leasing land for chickens

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by BLaBauve, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    I live in a city that doesn't allow roosters, but I'd really like to start a small breeding flock. I cannot move at this time but have found a few acres for lease 30 minutes away. I have a few friends who are also interested, so we could divide up the daily visits. Oh, and it's really cheap. The area is nice, with houses over 500K around - and chickens are legal!

    Is this an awful idea? Are the chickens likely to get eaten, stolen, etc? We'd build very secure runs/coops, probably dead bolt them and put up electric fencing. There are utilities at the street, so we'd have to haul in water. We plan on keeping this VERY small scaled, with maybe 3 small breeding flocks. Does anyone else lease land, and not live on it?

    Any advice is appreciated!
  2. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2010
    South Georgia
    i wouldnt do it. most chickens need you to be near them because they need supervision. from predators including ones that are 2 legged. if anything happened you wont be able to do anything about cuz your 30 minutes away...

    this is just my opinion... it seems better to look out your window and know your chickens are safe.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Sounds like problems waiting to happen.

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