A Horse Lover’s Thoughts on Chicken Keeping: Stalls or Shelters

Today I found a great blog post on chicken keeping. It is titled “Raising Chickens 2.0: No More Coop and Run.”


From a horse lover’s perspective I would say that this is akin to the “Stall or Shelter” discussion we have all heard in the equine world. I found it particularly helpful because the blogger concludes that the best approach with chickens is what he calls “chicken paddocks”.  This is a concept I understand!

I felt right at home and was reminded of the first two years at Pathfinder Farm when I was figuring out the best arrangement for pastures and investing in the fencing. Setting up chicken paddocks seems much more manageable. I am not sure what hardware cloth, which used to make chicken fencing is; but doubt it will take the same bite out of the budget as no climb horse fence!

Has anyone got advice about runs, free ranging or paddocks?


About Pathfinder Pursuits

Camille is a licensed clinical social worker and writer. She is the author of the Quincy the Horse children's books.
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