Newbie in Parkville, Mo... with some questions?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Babeebloos, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Babeebloos

    Babeebloos New Egg

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    Hi... I'm in Parkville, MO which is in the county north of Kansas City, MO near the airport. My house is on 2 acres, on a cul-de-sac, backing up to some dense woods where many deer live.
    A few years ago there was a family of Fox living down there in the back. I don't have any chickens yet, that's why I've been researching everything out... it's great because even tho I love the
    Guineas, reality is... I live in an upscale neighborhood and don't want to be THAT visible. My neighbors think it's great that I have a few chickens and I'm sure that if occassionally one or two just
    happened to visit them it would be fine and a curiosity for their kids.
    My question is: How 'far' do chickens feel comfortable to free roam? Do they pretty much stay in a certain range of the coop? Would they cross over my neighbors and go across the street to the
    next neighborhood? (Why did the chicken cross the road? hee hee!) There are NO fences in our neighborhood, not allowed, however I was thinking of the chicken tractor and letting them range for a little
    while during the day if they don't wander off 1/4 mile! [​IMG]
    Another question I've been wondering about... I've noticed that most of the laying boxes are sticking outside of the main coop... do the eggs not freeze in the winter if left in there for an hour or two?[​IMG]
    Just wondering....!
    Anyway, I'm glad that there is a forum to ask my questions... if I have to, I would just keep them in the tractor and move it around daily out back and no one would ever know.
    So far I'm in the wishing and hoping stages...[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  5. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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  6. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from So Cal. I let my girls free range 2 hrs before dusk. They then find there way back to spend the night in the coop. Good luck, and I'm glad you found us. Make the search button your friend!
     
  7. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome. [​IMG]

    Yes, chickens can roam quite a distance. Your chickens might visit your neighbors regularly if you let them range unsupervised. They might eat or scratch out your neighbor's garden or flower beds. I'd doubt they'd remain a 'curiosity' for long. As to eggs, yes, if left too long outside in the winter, they can and do freeze - (depends on HOW cold it is?). Generally though, if you collect them regularly, it isn't a problem. If you 'had' a family of fox previously, it's very probable you'd get more in the future, so build something secure.

    Good luck.
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

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  10. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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