Official BYC Poll - What Do Your Chickens Live In?

What Do Your Chickens Live In?

  • Coop Only

    Votes: 3 0.8%
  • Coop + Open space / free-range / no fencing

    Votes: 34 8.7%
  • Coop + Entire fenced backyard / area

    Votes: 52 13.4%
  • Coop + Enclosed Run

    Votes: 105 27.0%
  • Coop + Enclosed Run + Access to yard

    Votes: 182 46.8%
  • Other (explain in comments)

    Votes: 13 3.3%

  • Total voters
    389

BDutch

Free Ranging
5 Years
May 19, 2015
2,342
7,981
587
the Netherlands
My Coop
My Coop
My 7 bantam chickens have a coop with 2 sleeping compartments and a roofed small run in between (this run is always accessible)
+ Enclosed Run with netting on top they can go to after sunrise through an automatic pop door,
+ Access to the backyard without fencing, a few hours each day (if possible).

So when they are free ranging they can go everywhere in the neighbourhood in theory. But In general they stay in our garden or a piece of city-‘wild-land’ behind our garden or the garden of one neighbour who likes it when our chickens pay him a visit. The other close by neighbours have dogs and cats they don’t like.
 

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Tanya22

Songster
Oct 23, 2018
190
328
131
India
My rooster, Mr. Brownie, lives in my room. I rescued him 2 years ago from a farm and since then he has been living with us in our home. He sleeps in my room, beside my bed and throughout the day plays around in the house.

He dust bathes in the patches of sunlight that come through the windows. Brownie owns a red blanket that he absolutely adores and we use it as pseudo soil for him to take the dust bath on.

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The Meadow

Chirping
May 28, 2017
13
50
75
Coop + Enclosed Run + 2 acres of woods and paddocks
My flock likes to follow my donkeys around. If the donkeys head out to pasture they'll go there too. But mostly they stay in the woods and the paddocks. Love seeing the jennies walk down the hillside with twelve chickens in tow!
 

Fowldad

In the Brooder
Jul 11, 2020
12
24
39
Kansas
Coop, net covered run and free range. The coop was build on a old 5th wheel trailer frame that's 25' long. The covered run is approximately 1,500 sq. ft. with from 8' to 5' of head room. And one 8'x2' stock tank for the 'Duck pond'.
 

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