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

paul wheaton paul at richsoil.com
Tue Aug 11 20:18:54 EDT 2009

> 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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