Hey all! I love this forum!
We don't have chickens yet, but both my partner and I were wondering...how do you keep your chickens out of the roads? We have about 9-10 acres, mostly wooded, some pasture. But the house is only about 50 feet from the road, and wherever we'd keep the chickens (whenever we get them, could be a year, could be 10) would be a maximum of about 100-200 feet from a road.
My partner grew up in exurbia and there were a lot of amish out there. He said that he used to see chickens all the time eating bugs out of the ditches but they'd never go onto the roads. Is this true?
Or would we need to get some sort of fencing? We just want like 6 chickens and I want to let them roam as much as possible.
They will have to go in their coup at night though because we do have coyotes.
Any thoughts? I'm so curious about it!!!!!! How do you keep chickens in the area they are supposed to be?!?
Also, we will probably get an outdoor cat if I start a little homestead to eat mice,voles, etc. and such. Will they kill the chickens? What are your experiences on that?
This is all so interesting!