In the Brooder
- Jul 24, 2016
Greetings all, I just started a backyard flock with 6 hens. They're free range essentially, they have 1/8 of an acre or better of fenced in area of my yard. How often should I mow their area? I've read they like to eat the grass clippings, but also read they like to eat the tops of the blades of grass, and taller grass may provide more seeds or insects? My mowing height is 3.5 inches and I mow once a week, should I hit their area weekly as well or perhaps let it grow a bit more and say mow it bi-monthly? Thoughts/ Opinions?