how far will my chickens wander out of my run

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickachickawhat, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. chickachickawhat

    chickachickawhat Songster

    Mar 16, 2008
    hartford county ct
    i have 1.5 acres but then my neighbor has 1 acre and my other neighbor has 1.5. the behind our house all the way to the back in a fence and over then fence is a wild life sanctuary. i. just wondering because there is no fencing between my house and my neighbors house.
  2. chcknrs

    chcknrs Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Kelso, WA
    I've read the Leghorns go quite a ways sometimes. I think it depends on the chickens, partly. I have seven acres, but it is a narrow and long lot, so I kinda worry about that too. Anybody?
  3. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    I am on 6 1/2 acres. My chickens will go to the far pasture when the horses are there. Often they follow me when I feed the horses or they are there when I come home from work. They stay near the house til they lay their eggs then go off exploring.
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I'm on a half acre lot. So are each of my neighbors. My girls have wandered over 4 lots away.

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