Chicken gangs or cliques

Asked October 20, 2019, 11:50 AM EDT

I have 18 laying hens all free range, oh and one Issa brown that thinks it's a dog..

My question is do hens who free range form little groups of three to as many as five that always hang out together? It sure seems like it even tho I can't tell our chickens apart..
Thanks Curtis

Madison County Kentucky poultry

1 Response

Chickens are a flock animal. They do not like to be by themselves. On range there is safety in numbers, so it makes sense they would trying to stay in small groups. In large groups it would be harder to forage.