[permaculture] new article: concerns about the way most people raise chickens

Ben Martin Horst ben.martinhorst at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 21:04:45 EDT 2009


Has anyone used a similar method for ducks? Or any other method that you've
found very satisfactory? I'm cognizant of the work done by Takao Furuno,
though I haven't read "The Power of Duck."

-Ben

On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 5:18 PM, paul wheaton <paul at richsoil.com> wrote:

> > How many chickens per acre for the paddock system to be effective?
>
> This is an excellent question.  Because the answer is not simple ...
>
> The idea is that the land would be multi-use.  Lot of different
> animals and lots of different kinds of things on the land.  So your
> human consumption fruits, veggies and grains would be grown on the
> same land - just go in and harvest what you want just ahead of the
> chickens.  The chickens will be your gleaners.
>
> That said, I would say 25 chickens per acre.  Paddocks would be about
> 1/5 of an acre.
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