Free, free, set them free…


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After a few weeks getting the ladies acquainted with their new digs, we got brave this evening and set them free to range the yard. I have been really nervous about this, afraid they will wander off, get in the road, or meet another untimely end… So we will go slow with the ranging. Pasturing, I guess it is now referred to as free-range seems to have lost its labeling cred.
They took straight to it though – not venturing to far from the coop but definitely interested in all the surrounding gardens etc.

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The kids got to test out their chicken-herding skills….which consist mainly of lots of shrieking, jumping, flapping pretend wings, and an ungainly chicken dance performed in footie pajamas and barn boots… You had better believe those chickens went running for their coop!!!

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2 responses to “Free, free, set them free…

  • sleepinghorse

    It is a very scary time isn’t it, letting them out for the first time. We did that last weekend and every night now, they put themselves to bed just before sunset.

    • keepyourmemoriesinyourshoes

      I think we will try letting them range in the evenings a bit every day and see how well they stick to the property. It just feels like a lot of work went in to ordering them, raising them, and building a coop to have something happen to them outside… But i know they will be much happier for it so we will be workIng at it for sure. Thank you for stopping by!

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