Thomas Griffin wrote: But I would think I could stop that after the first year or so. I would only want them to come back to lay in nest boxes in the tractor. That could be tricky, but if I have a bit of forage around it, who knows. The other tricky part would be I would want a rooster with them...a city no-no but there are no houses really closer to the greenway than say 200 feet. I was thinking I could have plausible deniability...they would be free ranging and flighty...but if they want to use the nest boxes I have put out who am I to deny them.
Jessica Milliner wrote:It might end up that rather than exploiting this unused land for your gain, you are actually just introducing a self proliferating non native species.
Thomas Griffin wrote: I have been kicking around how I could make this work to include making roost and nest boxes in the forest that hopefully I could train them to use.
Jessica Milliner wrote: Also if you figure out how to train them to lay in nest boxes consistently please share it! One of my leghorns has been laying away somewhere or other for weeks, to the point that I'm like... Is this a freezer camp worthy offense?