Daron Williams wrote:
First question... can this setup work and keep the chickens healthy and not smelly?
Daron Williams wrote:As far as predators… hawks, owls, and coyotes are the only ones that I have seen regularly. But there are people with chickens close by that don’t seem to have too much trouble. How much cover do they need to be safe from hawks? The chickens would all be in the coop and closed up at night so hopefully owls would not be a big deal and there would be an electric fence (poultry netting) around them too.
How much cover do they need to be safe from hawks?
Jen Fan wrote:
Other other headaches are mean roosters. Personally, on my farm, a mean rooster is a dead rooster. I don't abide birds that think they can attack the hand that feeds them. Some people don't mind living with a mean roo though. Some people think it's fun. To each their own. I also think mean roos breed more mean roos, so my breeding boys are super docile and calm, which may attribute to having very few man cockerels around here.