Now "this" is what I call free ranging!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Eggsoteric, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Otaika Valley Free Range in NZ:



    That's a whole lotta chickens! Looks like a scene out of Jurassic Park!
     
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  2. Cynthia 085

    Cynthia 085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow yea that is free ranging. They look happy. Glad this farm free ranges.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ya gotta wonder tho.......
    not much shade available, that water tank looks like a drowning pool.
    ....and do you really think they go all the way back to the 'coop' to lay-HTH do they gather the eggs?
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    After looking at the great exodus onto the barren ground, I had to move forward to the end of the clip to see if there was any greenery to be had anywhere. Totally disappointing. If that's free range, and by the letter of the law, it is... how very sad. Any bugs to be had? I highly doubt it. That ground is way too highly stocked to do any good to the soil, plant life, or the chickens. Just my opinion.
     
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Exactly!
     
  6. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a lot better than battery cages. I do wonder where they all lay their eggs. Can't imagine they all go back in the barn to lay.
     

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