How much land do you free range on?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Eris, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Eris

    Eris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering how much land everyone free ranges on? AND, do your chickens use all of it, or do they primary stay around a small area or around the coop?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    About 7,000 sf in a suburban backyard. They use all of it.

    Imp
     
  3. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    15 acres, but the chickens stay on just a few acres. The turkeys tend to wander abit LOL
     
  4. motoclown

    motoclown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    16 acres for 39 chickens.
    They stay pretty close but if they have to poop, I swear they come over to the patio to poop.[​IMG]
     
  5. kitkatnoah

    kitkatnoah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 12,000 sf of backyard and 8 chickens, they use half of it during the hottest part of the day because they enjoy hanging out in the shade our two oak trees provide.[​IMG] Towards dusk they will wander to the open area and do what chickens do until almost dark then they'll head back to their coop.
     
  6. TDM

    TDM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Currently using about 15 acres of rotating pasture for 300 chickens.

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  7. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    We have 4 acres of land. Our girls use 1/2-1 acre of our property. I let them out in the evening for 2-3 hours.
     
  9. joneus

    joneus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 9 chickens have a little over half an acre, most of it heavily wooded with all the bugs, worms, slugs, spiders, grubs, long grass, shrubs, leaves and snakes they could possibly want... And they choose to hang out in my flower beds, driveway, and the area immediately outside of my kitchen window.

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  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Only 2 acres.
     

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