Free Range Chickens #FreeRange #HappyChickens



The chickens are free ranging!!  This weekend was a tough one, hubby under the weather, a Funeral on Saturday makes for a slow moving weekend.  The one project we promised each other we would do is get the chickens out of the coop so they could enjoy all the room to roam!  We now have six barn kitties that are running around the farm.  That was a concern, also my dog Chance, not sure about him.  It all turned out wonderful.  I was surprised at how the chickens stood their ground.


The little kitties would run away as soon as the chickens got really close.  The chickens basically chase them away.  This was Sunday afternoon during the Vikings Football game.  It was around 75 degrees and sunny, I had my 'zapper' in hand in case Chance got to close.  He did such a great job!!  He was already use to seeing them through there run so I know that had to of helped.


Hubby went and picked up the Hay from our local feed shop.  I was going to clean the coop once the chickens were all outside.  It was interesting that there was always at least on chicken inside the coop guarding it.  I was extremely happy!  It became Sunday Funday once I had a few beers.  I was downright feeling as hickish as I could drinking beer in the middle of the day, watching the chickens and watching our Vikes whoop some arss.  :-) Hey we are number one in our division..  Dave ended up getting called in for a couple hours of over time so he headed out around 3:30pm, I retired inside to take a nap since I would not make it to the Amazing Race Premier, because drinking beer in the early part of the day makes for a short day.  Anyway I was popping open my wine for the Amazing Race hour.




April Decheine
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April DecheineAbout April Decheine

April ran away from Suburbia to live life more sustainably with her husband. The kids are all grown but return quite often. She is a little city mixed in with Martha Stewart like smarts. She is an ex IT downsized Corporate gal. Follow her as she learns all the Green Acres chores on her 40 acre farm while introducing her readers to products she believes in.

27 comments:

  1. I still haven't convinced my hubby to get us chickens. We have enough property for it, but he is resisting. :)

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  2. We try to eat as fresh as possible but I haven't gotten fresh with my meat yet

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  3. oh my gosh I would never touch them but the light brown one with the feathery head = cuteee!

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  4. Those are some happy looking chickens! I want them as pets!

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  5. That chicken with the feathery face is so cute! but those kittens - OMG SO CUTE!!!

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  6. I think it's FABULOUS that you're doing this free range! Go you!

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  7. It looks like they are enjoying roaming the land.

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  8. Yay for those brave chickens of yours :) I love these animal adventure updates.

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  9. I would love to have some of those eggs.

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  10. I swear you are SuperWoman with all that you do. I lived on a commune back in the early 70's and we had chickens - they were the meanest animals I've ever encountered (we also had pigs).

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  11. That blode one has a wicked feather-do!

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  12. I would love to have a chicken coop and chickens.

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  13. I bet their food eggs taste the best . they look so happy and healthy

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  14. I bet you have some of the happiest chickens in the country April!

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  15. Go you! I think it's awesome that you have free range chickens. I'm afraid of chickens, so i could never do it.

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  16. Thanks for my chicken fix. My hubs and I are just thinking of buying our next home and we will a flock again when we do.

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  17. I would absolutely love to own some chickens, too bad our backyard is so small.

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  18. Aww, I bet it was super funny watching the chickens chase the kitties.

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  19. How funny that the cats are afraid of the chickens! Should it be the other way around? :D

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  20. I looked into setting up chickens here at our new house (it already has a structure on it that could be easily adapted for a coop)... but some of the regulations from the city are just outrageous. Sigh .....

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  21. Those are some pretty chickens. So much more healthier than in those poultry farms.

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  22. Wow I don't know how you do it but you're pretty awesome - lucky chickens!

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