What are good forager breeds for a chicken tractor/ moveable coop.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hallroyal, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. hallroyal

    hallroyal New Egg

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    I want to incorporate chickens into my gardening cycle and pastures using a homemade chicken tractor. I have four Rhode Island Reds hens that are decent foragers, I know they have been killing the small green caterpillars! I was wondering what breeds, in others' opinions, were the best foragers? I would love to have pictures to go along with opinions of breeds! Here are my girls:
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  2. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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  3. SunnysideupstateNY

    SunnysideupstateNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My partridge rock always has a bug in her beak! I don't know where she finds them!
     
  4. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 different birds and they all forage. I think its the nature of chickens but I have read that the feather footed breeds have more trouble with it ,but my Brahma doesn't seem to
     
  5. kristen2678

    kristen2678 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have EE's and a Buff Orpington. The BO is a MUCH better forager than the others. They're all out there doing their thing, but there is a noticeable difference with the BO.
     
  6. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sicilian buttercups mine hate being in the coop and are always busy when outside.
     

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