Recommend Test chickens' preference cage or free range

Joan Denoo

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Test: Do chickens prefer cages or free range?
When given a choice, do chickens choose to stay in cages or to go outside a chicken yard into a free range situation? The chickens will give you the answer.
 
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Ray Speed

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Free range, unless predators and or severe weather
our chooks always want to range
 

ClissAT

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Yes I agree with Ray.
Chooks always want to move around outside under large trees.
From dawn to dusk and just come back into the pen to lay their egg, get a drink and have a feed of grain.
 
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Like is this a trick question, think it’s obvious they would prefer to free range. Who would like to be locked in a cage all day. If they can’t be let out to free range due to space or predators then a coop with a good run attached is also a good option.