Rhoda from Down to Earth has been talking about - 'On my mind' to share a photoabout something you've been thinking about.
Well here is mine - The great free range debate - do I want the hens 'free range' all over the place - or 'free range' with limits. Excuse the bad photo - its taken typically out of the sunny room window looking out into a bit of the garden - with all 12 hens in the garden having a little plod about. Previously (prior to winter) they were in a couped up area - happy - occassionally escaping, but nevertheless - out of the garden!!!! Now I like them moving about - but I want to grow stuff - so I don't know what the compromise it - they have a couple of acres to wander around in and seem to prefer the garden.
Two options - I can fence them out and let them wander everywhere else but the garden - or fence them into their own (large) enclosure.
What do you think?