Raising chickens 2.0: no more coop and run!

After years and years of scraping/shoveling/scrubbing chicken poop I now have a system where I don’t scrape/shovel/scrub any chicken poop.

After years and years of selling meat/eggs for just a hair more than I paid for the feed, I’ve almost eliminated feed costs.

After years and years of not being able to take a few days away from the chickens, I now have a system where I can go more than a week.

At any given time when raising chickens I thought what I was doing at that time was “the best” only later to learn of something I like better. Now, when somebody asks about my opinion on the way they are raising chickens, I find myself tongue-tied.

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*My thoughts: This is a great article for anyone who is thinking about getting chickens-lots of information. I hope you enjoy as much as I did. For more on our chicken story: Saving Buffy

2 thoughts on “Raising chickens 2.0: no more coop and run!”

  1. Lots of great information! We do something between the free range and paddock approaches. Our coop is moveable and the chickens are trained to return to it at sunset. We can then relocate them to whatever spot we like. In the morning, we open the coop and they spend the day free ranging. You don’t need special fencing to keep them in one area unless you have a small plot of land. Chickens that return at night to the coop don’t often venture very far from the coop during the day.

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