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Free Ranging Chickens: Tricks

Updated: Nov 14, 2020

We truly love free ranging chickens as well as the perks of nutritious eggs that come along with it. Read all about our efforts to free range. Know where your products come from.

Simple, Happy & Free

They had a happy life, they were on fresh pasture grass, moved twice a day in a 10x8 chicken tractor. Beginning of July, we noticed that the hens really wanted to come out of the chicken tractors to roam freely. We began to let them out and eventually it just became their perch as opposed to a “cage”. We even invited them out to our wedding.

Bottom of the food chain:

Are you considering letting your chickens run free, take the time to assess the predators whether they are from the ground or from the sky. Here are a few things you can do to keep them safe:

  • Have a roof over their heads

  • Electric chicken poultry netting

  • Livestock Guardian Dogs

With all the predators in our areas Fox, Hawks ect. our LGD’s do a great job at keeping all the girls safe. We have a Great Pyrenees and a #Sarplaninac to do get the job done. We’ve never lost a life since they’ve been on duty.

Free Range Chickens work for you!

Allowing your chickens to free range is beneficial for both you and the animal, here’s why.

  1. Spread Manure and eat the larva

  2. Turn compost

  3. Keeps bug population at bay

  4. Less Feed - Reduces Imputs

Dont get me wrong, you must still feed your chickens some grain in order to keep them laying. Try sprinkling their feed on a compost pile, watch them work for you !

Love tWahead and #hashtag away!

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