Location: Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, Canada
posted 8 years ago
We are planning on raising meat birds this summer. I am very interested in the paddock system that Paul writes about on his website. But there's something I don't understand...
The article claims that this system doesn't require daily maintenance. Paul gives "coop and run" a "poop cleaning factor" of 0-1 (best score is 10) while the paddock system gets a poop cleaning factor of 9, with a 10 if the mini-coop "has no bottom".
So, if the mini-coop DOES have a bottom how does it get a 9 while a coop in the "coop and run" system gets only a 1? What is so different about their design/construction that accounts for this discrepancy in scores?