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Intensive Rotational Grazing - YouTube - very interesting and he explains pasture rotation better than I have seen so far.

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Butchering Chickens: Tips from the Trenches

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Rotational grazing is another way to help let the grass recover. By moving the cattle from pasture to pasture over a certain period of time will help the grass grow. It can be time consuming and labor intensive but in the end it will mostly pay for itself.

Pasture rotation: The pastures, fields, etc can be easily adjusted in size and configuration to suit the land - the important part is how everything works together. For example, the pigs can be allowed in the grain area after harvesting to glean & fertilize the field, and can also easily be allowed in the woodlot part of the year. The entire property has basic welded-wire fencing around - so the orchard/yard/pond area can be for waterfowl and supplementary pasture for the smaller livestock…

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for those who can't free range their chickens... I also just read about a neat idea where there are basically 4 runs surrounding the coop so you can rotate your chicken through those areas giving the old ones time to rejuvenate. I like the idea of sowing something other than grass to peck at and trample.