Where Chickens Like to Live

This is what chickens at a man and his hoe® roam through this time of year. The trilliums and bleeding hearts are up and blanket the forest floor. Various fruit trees will be blooming through May. As the flower petals fall, they provide the chickens with a feast.

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A forest is a perfect place to raise chicks. The high canopy and undercover provide protection, while the thick layer of decomposing leaves and branches provides a feast of organisms to eat. For chicks with a mother in this lush environment, every day is jam-packed with adventure.

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1 Response to Where Chickens Like to Live

  1. Mountain says:

    Absolutely right. That’s my one issue with pasture-raised chicken– chickens are really woodland creatures, not grassland creatures. Of course, they love grass and other pasture plants (and the tasty critters who live among them), but they’re happiest in the shade & leaf litter of trees.

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