Chris Kott wrote:I was looking at your fencing in the video. I think the answer might be there, and in your order of operations.
Would it make sense to put the ducks in the tractor in the enclosed space of the grazed paddock, but near as possible to the end nearest the next paddock, then shift the surrounding fence to enclose the new paddock and the tractor, still on a small piece of the grazed paddock?
Even if you were to herd the ducks from the tractor to the newly fenced fresh paddock in the manner you did in the video (assuming non-contiguous paddocks), it would mean moving the ducks directly into containment (or never having them leave containment), whereas in the video, any escapees of the move into the tractor were free to run around the tractor, or anywhere else.
Ken W Wilson wrote:I live in town and have feral pigeons in the area. If I built nest boxes on the side of a shed, would I be very likely to attract any?
Can anyone give me the rough dimension for nests boxes when the birds are free to fly whenever they want?
Nathanael Szobody wrote:Carroll,
I googled King Pigeon, which is a common meat breed, and you can find some for $75 each.
However, for our permaculture purposes we want to make sure we have a breed that won't fly away. I would look for people who raise pigeons and tell them what you're looking for: a free range pigeon that will always come home to roost. Start with craigslist, like here: https://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/grd/d/pigeons-for-sale/6541963989.html