Woodland chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by greenriver, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. greenriver

    greenriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens love the woods. When I let them out they run straight to the woods and spend most of the day scratching in the leaves. Very happy and healthy and saves me on feed.

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  2. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats absolutely adorable [​IMG]
     
  3. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oops double post [​IMG]
     
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  4. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love it too. Those velociraptors are amazing when they take off running between the trees, fighting over a 2' copperhead!
     
  5. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the one the arrow is pointing at.
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Truly happy chickens are scratching in the dirt! [​IMG]
     
  7. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We don't have any woods - a line of trees between us and neighbors but no woods. My gals love to head over there and scratch up the pine needles that've fallen on the ground looking for bugs amongst them tho'. And they are just definitely overall far more happy when they're free-ranging in general as opposed to just being cooped up! I get a ton more eggs out of them as a direct result.
     
  8. new2chickens2011

    new2chickens2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So pretty [​IMG]
     
  9. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wish mine liked the woods a bit more. They seem to have their own routine when I let them out. With 30 acres to run -- with mowed field and woods to the back and side, my flock seems to enjoy the front (people) yard more than the back. Sigh!

    I have noticed that letting them out later in the day - until they all learn to lay eggs in the coop -- has had them spending more time in the woods.

    Love, Linn B (aka Smart Red) in south-est, central-est Wisconsin
     
  10. daver

    daver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish ours would spend more time in the woods. We have two acres heavily wooded. They won't go but a few feet in.

    Dave
     

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