Trying to decide wether or not to free-range Redding CT

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Laura'schicks, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Laura'schicks

    Laura'schicks New Egg

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    Hello, We just moved from Long Island to Redding CT and used to let our chickens free-range with little worries. Since we moved to Redding I am worried about predation. I see a lot of Hawks and critters around here. My chikens are down to laying one egg a day and seem sad [​IMG] . Any advice from anyone with experience free ranging in the Redding CT area would be very helpful.


    Laura
     
  2. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a long way from there! But my flock only free-ranges when I'm outside fairly close by....
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  3. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
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    [​IMG] from NY, we live in the country and are visited all the time by predators so we don't free range because we would hate to lose any of our pet chickens.
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!! We free range all the time, live in the country and have every kind of predator here. Have never lost one!! [​IMG] You might try finding your state thread in the "Where are you, Where am I" section and put the question to them!!
     
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. busybecca

    busybecca Out Of The Brooder

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    First off - Welcome! [​IMG]

    Second - I am VERY new to chickens - can they lay more than 1 egg a day? [​IMG]
     
  7. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. I think chickens would be much happier to free range but we take the chance at losing them at any given time. Right now my young flock is staying in their covered pen, but I know they would like to be out. [​IMG]
     
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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