My hens are now free range!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dhansen, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. dhansen

    dhansen In the Brooder

    Aug 26, 2007
    I finally got my hens all set up to free range. I (with a little help) built a coop and a run (with wire flooring to prevent any critters from digging in) and only close them in at night. They have free run of my walnut orchard along with my nigerian dwarf goats and my livestock guardian puppy. The puppy only gets irritated when the chickens try to steal her food. It is so awesome to see them enjoying all the bugs and grass. Thanks to all that offered so much valuable info on this website!!!
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Congrats! They are so gonna love it. [​IMG]
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    dhansen, glad you were able to take the plunge. Bringing yourself to open the run gate and set them free for the day knowing that you're going to worry EVERY minute they're out is not an easy thing to do.
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I LOVE watching mine free range...I do realize there is a chance something may happen but I think it's worth watching their happiness even if it's for a little while.
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Quote:How true.
  6. wxdude99

    wxdude99 Songster

    Sep 26, 2008
    Montgomery Area
    Mine have only been laying for two weeks, and the eggs have already gotten slightly bigger.

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