I have four mutts. They free range in the backyard. One went missing the first evening I had them FR'ing so I went and asked the neighbours if they had seen a chicken around and they thought I was yanking their chain
(turns out it was roosting under the deck and safe n sound)
Its not very common practice around my area but its growing
We do in St. Louis. At the moment we have 15 chickens.
We have 2 BO
3 mixed breeds.
I Buff Brahma
We let them free range in our backyard for now. I plan to build a run within the next year or so. I'm getting tired of the chicken poo everywhere. We have a good sized lot...so i'm thinking about fencing off part of the backyard for the chickens.
Here is a pic of the coop. I still haven't finished.
I am urban, I have 14 chickens (5 EEs--laying-- 9 BRs--not laying yet) --which are in the converted garage now because the neighbors are tenting next to their coop
-- that live in a little tykes play house and have the whole fenced-in yard as a run.
I get between 3-8 eggs a day, the only problems that I have had with predators was when my neighbor what on vacation and left 6 outdoor cats which started eating my 10 week old chicks
I am legal but the city gov. does not like it at all!