What do y'all do with older hens?

Kadu

Songster
5 Years
Sep 11, 2014
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Fayetteville, AR
-I'm revisiting some of my practices because I'm seeing some adverse affects. I have a coop without fencing (protected by very attentive LGDs) where the older hens live with some roosters. They get fed and they get to forage. But this coop is near the house and they've started to roost on the porch and scratch the ground around the porch to the point where the tree roots are bare and we've lost about a foot of soil to erosion. :( need to stop this before it gets even worse.
 

Folly's place

Enabler
10 Years
Sep 13, 2011
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39,472
1,106
southern Michigan
Some stay for life, some die or are killed by predators, some are sold while still laying eggs, it just depends. Some go into the freezer too.
We all have the space we have, and need to manage our flocks so they are comfortable in that space. For me, that's 35 to 40 birds over the winter, including a few roosters, all compatible out there.
Mary
 

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