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Re- thinking free range

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

  1. mamaKate

    mamaKate Songster

    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!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:Oh the poor chooks. [​IMG]
  3. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    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 Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    N. Central Maryland
    We had to jail ours in the spring because they really tore up the perennial garden badly.

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