Monthly Archives: April 2013

Stocking Density for Raising Your Own Chickens 


Ah, spring is upon us – not that the weather is any indicator here in Central Indiana.  And with that, lots of folks are thinking about raising their own poultry.  One critical area that often gets over looked when using a portable daily move tractor with meat birds is stocking density.  Rather than a lengthy blog post about this subject, I’m going to link to an audio file from a homesteading Podcast where I addressed this question.  I also discuss how much land is required and why I like our chicken tractor design much better than the Salatin style tractors.  Please leave your questions and comments!

The Survival Podcast: Episode #876 – “What is a good stocking density for pastured poultry?”

Darby’s Chicken Tractor Photos

Darby’s Additional Links for Pastured Chickens