Aug 12 – The Ranger chicks got too big for the little side yard by the barn so I opened up the gate I had made in the fence and let them into the chicken yard.  Once they realized there was space they spread out into it.  I am so pleased with these Rangers as they actually act like chickens.  From what I have heard, the usual meat chickens just lay around waiting to be fed.  These guys (often called Freedom Rangers or Colored Rangers) really do range.  They also perch (something most meat chickens cannot even do) and run and scratch and peck and are just delightfully chickeney.