We have 95 chickens. Some are hens, and we also have a few roosters. Our chickens are free range, so they run all over the farm. The bad thing is they poop on the porch. Really, that is the only thing I don’t like. I enjoy greeting them in the morning as I let them out the their coops. They follow me around as I carry the purple bucket full of food. I have to be very careful not to step on any of their toes.
I give them an organic pellet supplement. They usually run around eating grasses, and plenty of bugs. I also change and fill their water containers. They have to have clean places to sleep so I use pine shavings. The pine shavings along with the poo go to the worms in the worm bin. I am experimenting with the perfect moisture added to the bedding to get the worms excited about living in their new environment.
We get big eggs and some small, here is a comparison…The science behind the nutrition of free range eggs is fascinating. If you think about it, it make sense. Birds on big farms are kept in a cage that is no bigger than an iPad. Our chickens enjoy walking and running, and hunting insects. The free range and cage free have less cholesterol, more vitamins, more omega 3. Our chickens are happy, and you can taste the sunshine in every egg.