In the Brooder
- Jun 23, 2016
I have a flock of 1 rooster and 5 hens. We never let the hens Freerange as my mother doesn’t want them to. However we let our rooster freerange bvside Mom doesn’t want him with the hens. He has been put up all winter due to foxes not havubg enough food and hunting during the day. Anyways it’s almost spring and we are about to let him back out. Since we have had him up we will let the hens out with him now. The only problem is my neighbors chickens keep coming on our property. Our property is a 5 acre lot and the chickens coop is 3 acres back from the road. Sometimes the rooster will follow me up to the house about 2 acres back from the road. He will sit in our porch or our window or sometimes come in the garage we don’t mind. But the neighbors hens and roosters have started crossing the road and wondering into our property to get bugs out of our ditch. I am afraid my chickens will see theirs and chase them and either get hit by a car or fight them and get injured. Our rooster has free ranged for 2 years and theirs have for 3 and this has never been a problem but they just started coming to our property. What should I do??