posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:30 AM
I have 5 free range ladies and there poopy is nothing but a blessing. I don't even see it usually. It's pretty rare. I NEVER SMELL it. I have an
acre with neighbors close on one side, so we didn't want a huge flock.
I think people smell chicken houses and worry about smell, but with a free range flock they go poopy everywhere, they get around, but it's so spread
out it's no worse than the natural bird poopy that you never notice.
My birds like to roose in the trees so the most poppy is under where they roost. The trees are happy.
You got to remember that those chicken houses are really nasty - they might have 1000 birds in a closed in space and they all have no choice but to
poop where they can stand because that's all they might be able to do, 5 or more to a cage - for life. It's horrid and it smells horrid.
Free range chickens are NOTHING like that
I'm not affiliated with Purina and have no business interest myself in this - but Purina has a $3 coupon out for Layena and other flock foods here
that might help folks out
Mine free range but I do give them some food too in case they want it.
edit on 12-8-2011 by hadriana because: (no reason given)