Thoughts from the farm
After having raised chickens for a number of years I have to say the chickens that we have now are by far the easiest to contain. I usually let the chickens out of their chicken tractors in the evening. So when it starts to get dark they go back inside themselves. This save me time and energy. I have to stay out with them. We do not have a fence around the property yet. So I have to guard them. The chickens that I have now are so nice. I can herd them toward their chicken tractor and they will go on in. They are so nice and cooperative. I have started letting them out more frequently because of this odd behavior.
We are still getting small eggs. I am puzzled by these small eggs. I had dreams of starting an egg empire. Not with these chics!
I am looking into a portable electric chicken fencing. I need these chickens to be able to process a larger area at a time. Chickens are efficient workers. They constantly scratch the ground foraging for food. What they basically do is a shallow till. They eat bugs. I wish they would eat these fire ants.
These chickens eat the vegetation. The longer I leave them in one place the more they do. When I want to plant something I practice the “scorched earth” policy. I leave them in the same place for a week or longer. They till, fertilize and eat all the vegetation. I have a square of bare soil.
I really like this group I have now.