- Sep 3, 2011
i have had my 5 dominques for about 19 weeks now and they just started laying their practice eggs. Well i have been letting them out of the coop and letting them free range as much as they can, saves on feed and they get great exercise . I have about 3 acres of land with only 1 neighbor that is 50 yards away and i have woods all around me. My chickens like to spend most of their time in the woods scratching the leaves looking bugs but now they have been interested in the lawn and areas where there are tall grasses. Well my dad is getting angry at me because he is saying there is chicken poop everywhere (there reall isnt that much) but he is saying it will stay there forever and is gonna be unhealthy and start to smell. Anywhose longstory short, should i still let my chickens roam or limit them to a certain amount of time out free ranging or will it get decomposed into the lawn or the rain will wash it in and will be gone for good. by the way i have an outside run for them that is 20 feet by 7 feet but is all mostly dirt. Thank you.