Monday, July 27, 2009
Well, the divas were let loose last week to test out if they could be free-range. During the day at least. I do lock them up at night in the barn and let them out in the morning. There are way too many predators around here to just leave the barn door open.
I was a little worried that they would not go back in the barn when the sun was setting but they did a wonderful job. When they are out, the dogs have to be on their tie-outs so I have been trying to come up with a schedule that is fair to all animals. For now, they alternate days. That is until we have the dogs better trained to protect and not eat the chickens.
They have been eating bugs, scratching the ground and fertilizing all over the place. I am a happy camper. Hopefully they will be happy hens that will start laying soon and the others will fatten up for the freezer.