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Re- thinking free range

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mamaKate, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    I have 5 birds in two groups. Three are right out the back door (until spring ) and the other 2 are in the larger fenced area of the back yard. Well, I can't let my little mini Beagle/ Dachshund outside alone anymore. They all chase her and try to beat her up. She only weighs 12 lbs. and I think they might really hurt her. The dinosaurs are about to discover bird jail.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Oh the poor chooks. [​IMG]
     
  3. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Wow... and most folks worry about their dogs getting their chickens!

    I'm thinking yes, fencing, for one or the other anyway. That small a flock is pretty easy to make a large run for.
     
  4. FaereChicken

    FaereChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had to jail ours in the spring because they really tore up the perennial garden badly.
     

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