Last Saturday I had the opportunity to converse with lady that raises chickens free range (no confinement). We chatted for a couple hours enabling observations of behavior. Population of birds estimated at about 100 individuals with about 75% being hens. Multiple breeds in mix and with exception of games, all started as chicks less than a year ago. Area ranged appears to be approximately 10 acres with multiple building being focus of range. According to lady, the birds roost all over place in multiple buildings. The range also supports sheep, some cattle and a some confined hogs. The area appears overgrazed. The birds did periodically venture away from buildings but would return whenever a hawk flew over which was multiple times during my visit. Most birds appeared to be in poor feather. Interesting take point is how her birds behaved in comparison to mine. Her birds moved about more or less as individuals spread almost uniformly about range. Hens did not appear to associate with specific roosters with exception of a couple hens hanging with a gamecock. My birds move about in tight flocks, each centered on a rooster. My roosters not part of such flocks move about alone usually some distance from small groups as roosters in charge of groups drive them off. I think my birds have more predator worries but also food may be less limiting.