Beth Mouse wrote:I would like to raise 3 or 4 hens for meat as I don't want roosters. I plan to butcher one at a time maybe each week. Like what my Great Grandma talked about doing. I have 3 laying hens in a coop that I would like to let out in the evening to forage for a bit and think I would like to keep these birds separate from the hens. I bought electric poultry netting and also bought an A frame poultry chicken tractor that I raised some roosters in this Spring (they started crowing and I can't do it again). It was great when they were old enough to stay out there in it but when they got older, they never went into it at night and roosted on top of it so I need to have something bigger they will roost in at night. It's around 3 1/2 feet tall and 3 feet wide and 10 feet long. Not sure how big I need but I want them to go inside because we have owls. Surprisingly none of my roosters got taken though. I guess I will raise hens as meat birds and wonder if anyone can share what I could keep them in out on my pasture with a poultry fence around it? Thinking about Sagitta breed. If I got Freedom Rangers not sure if they're sexed.
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