Our Little Flock
Unfortunately hawks durring the day, and an owl one night have wiped out or chickens. That is the price we/they paid for being able to free range(live without being caged). The Orpingtons were beautiful and friendly, but just too docile and unaware of their surroundings. We are currently looking for a breed which is much better at free ranging than they were. We would like something other than your average Tractor Supply/Co-op chickens. If you have any suggestions from personal experience, then please let us know. We want something good at foraging, and avoiding predators. Right now on the short list are Cream Legbar, Swedish Flower Hen, Marsh Daisy, Isabella Leghorn, and possibly Lavender Ameraucana.