Fire pit set up and a test area of seeded grass.
How many chickens do you have? We have 22 hens and 1 rooster and they could turn a 16x25 spot of grass into dirt in about two weeks with ease. Ours are not free range though, too many neighborhood dogs and foxes, but they eat like queens this time of the year with all the greens from the gardens. Ours do 100 lbs of layer mash and about 50 lbs of sratch feed/black oil sunflower mix each month, but their only purpose is to provide me with breakfast material and my wife makes a little cash selling eggs.Tilled up a 16x25 spot to plant some chicken forage mix. Trying this for the first time. We have some Cornish cross meatbirds coming in September and they’re going to be pastured on this if it turns out. Normally they’re in 4x8 chicken tractors and just get moved around in the yard. Hopefully this cuts back on their feed bill so it gives me reasons for a cultipacker and drag harrow.
Okay, I understand now. Ours are like pets to my wife, so no roasters being raised here LOLThis area will be for the meatbirds, they only go to 8 weeks max. They’ll still be in their chicken tractor so hopefully this area will make it through the whole 8 weeks. They’ll actually really only be foraging for about 6 weeks, they’ll spend at least a week in the brooder pen.
What did you catch those on?