go for 5 paddocks, because if you do the math correctly, at 7 days/run, day one overlaps in the first run at 22 days rather than 29 days if you only have 4. Of course, seasons and eco-systems affect whether the 28 days of recovery works in the first place.
North American Humans have been so programmed to think of bugs as "bad" and something we should be constantly trying to "reduce", that we tend to overlook the positive, essential side of bugs.
We have 5 mature fruit trees and 10 young ones,
At a backyard fowl class offered at our state university extension office, we were told not to allow the birds access to the compost pile due to the risk of botulism!
I kept thinking, "I want my chickens to scratch my compost!" Food for thought!
It's important that I do this as well as I can, as I've been critical of friends and neighbors with backyard birds, thanks to Paul's high standards.