What to do,what to do,what to do? I am trying to figure out what to do with the chickens this year. We were going to downsize our chicken "herd", but decided that we really like messing with chickens. We are selling a few eggs to some of my nail clients, but we are also giving away a few dozen, here and there, to neighbors and friends. That's all well and good. The debate is what to do with the chicken coop. The house is fine and dandy. The fence is not. When we had a big wind storm last fall, the house fell on the fence and pushed it down. Now we have to fix it. We have to make it stronger and bigger than it was before.(Which won't take much. It wasn't the best to begin with.) Now here is where the debate really gets interesting. I like the chickens running loose. The problem is, the veggie garden and my herb garden, will NOT like the chickens running loose. I thought of fencing in the gardens, but that is a lot of fence. The fence would also have to be taken down in the fall so that we can get the tractor in and around the gardens. (The herb garden is in front of our front porch where we stack wood. We bring wood to the porch with the tractor.) I like the chickens running loose because they get more of what they need by foraging. In a pen, they only get what we give them. So confusing.
How do YOU have YOUR chickens? In a pen or loose?
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, chicken wonderer