We do not have a coop....

Discussion in 'Coops, Runs and Housing' started by tnfarmgirl, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. tnfarmgirl

    tnfarmgirl New Member

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    Our chicken run free all day....right before dark they go into a stall in the barn that has their roosting bars and laying boxes,..the follow me in when they see I have feed, they have water in the stall too.. we let them out again the next morning..... I put straw down in the stall and clean it our about twice a month...it all goes into the compost pile...

    We have lost a few to critters but there is goat and donkey that share the barn yard with them, I think they scare off some of the critters who love to eat chickens...and they get long fine with our lab, corgi and cats.....
     
  2. Keith

    Keith New Member

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    How far do your chickens roam?
     

  3. tnfarmgirl

    tnfarmgirl New Member

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    I have no idea really...they stay in a small lot behind the barn mostly but willl come up to the house when I throw out scraps.............
     
  4. tnfarmgirl

    tnfarmgirl New Member

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    I just looked ,a few are walking around the driveway...some are in the garden area and the rest I cant see...I guess the stay in a few acres area
     
  5. piglett

    piglett Senior Member

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    mine stay in an area that's about 125 feet square
    lots of tall grass for them to eat & bugs & worms to find



    piglett
     
  6. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    You may not have a "coop" but your stall is your coop, its just not built seprate from your barn. I free range from sun up to about 9:30 pm , I go past dark since the ducks are not usually ready to go in when the chickens do. Mine go in on their own, so when I go out to lock up its just the ducks left that meander in the coop when they see me.