Our hens are grazed in the pasture following our dairy cattle. In nature fowl (birds) always follow herbivores (like cattle) as they rotational graze across the prairies. By following the cows with the chickens we gain a lot of the benefits of this natural relationship. The cows shorten the grass which makes it easier for the chickens to find all the insects and bugs that are living in the grass, and by eating these insects the chickens sanitize the pasture from the insects that will be harmful to cattle the next time they come back to graze. It's almost like they were created to work together. The chickens are locked in at night to protect them from predators and are let go at day break and are allowed to roam the pasture freely. The chickens are housed in these egg mobiles from spring-fall and are housed in the barn for winter so they do not freeze outside, but access to outside on nice sunny days. They are fed only certified organic grain.