Tips for Protecting Your Free-Range Flock

I remember when I first started with chickens I had four laying hens and they toodled around in the yard in our chicken tractor They were able to get bugs and greens and stay safe all at the same time! As our flock grew, I quickly realized that we needed a different setup

We live on an acreage

Chick Journey 1.5 Months

Our chicks are currently 15 months old and loving their lives outside!

They are permanently outdoors 24/7, living in their chicken tractor The bottom floor space of the tractor is 8’x8’ This is plenty of space for 7 teenage chicks, but after one whole day, they are ready to be moved onto fresh grass

Having them in a movable tractor works amazingly well! Each morning I quickly check on them, move the tractor, and give them about 2 cups of crumble The feeder is hung on a rope, so it doesn’t touch the

Benefits and Drawbacks of Free-Ranging Chickens

If you’re wondering about free-ranging chickens, let me tell you about our experience! We have a variety of birds on our little farm, and they all free-range Here are some benefits and drawbacks you might want to consider before deciding to let your chickens free-range too

Drawbacks of Free-Ranging Chickens

First, let’s talk about the drawbacks of free-ranging chickens From my perspective, there are really only two negatives, but they can seal the deal for a lot of people

The first drawback is quite simply: chickens make a mess I have a hard time keeping flower beds pretty, and if I can’t