In our climate, we figure that you can run up to 3,000 hens/20 acres (with pasture rotation)During the summer growing season, we move our Portable Chicken Houses once a day.
You can make this decision by being observant of the pasture impact caused by the laying hens. You want to insure a healthy vegetation & its recovery.
We find that it can take up to 2 months till we go over the same area.As for paddocks, we use electrified netting to create a 164′ x 164′ paddock. This is done on a daily/weekly basis (depending on how much fencing is available)