16onrockandroll Hatfield wrote:So CA central valley, with good grass/weed mixture, 2000-2500 sq/ft with a good paddock shift system should support 2-3ish birds. I realize there are a ton of variables, I was just looking for a general idea. And while what I do may not be certifiably "organic", I do try to keep it as natural as is practical. We get a ton of rain in the spring, and the grass (and I mean generic grass, as in an uncontrolled mix of wild grasses and some left over lawn grass, not in the sterile sense of a normal monoculture lawn) grows to a foot or more tall if I let it. I usually let it dry up in the summer, rather than waste water/effort trying to keep it up, but if chickens were eating it, it would be pretty easy to give it a bit of water to keep it growing through the summer.