While we started with just a few chickens outside the wire, it has come to our attention we now have just as many outside the wire, as in. And some don’t even sleep in the stationary coop!
So, while I said I’d allow for around the house bug control, 50 chickens running wild around the house, is too many. We’re back to chickens on the porch and poo everywhere.
The free birds, we can’t control, and I’ll probably also keep the newly brooded chicks in the stationary coop. Everyone else will be treated to a clip of the flight feathers, and moved inside the wire over the next few evenings.