William Bronson wrote: I have no forest of any kind, but I would like to chime in on behalf of chickens or other fowl.
They have been doing great on the forested upslope part in the top left of the property. We have about 15 chickens and 4 ducks right now. We are going to fence in a new section this week that keeps their coop within the new fenced in area. I am currently supplementing most of their food with layer feed, pellets, and our food scraps. Once chickens get moved I’ll start planting ground cover and legume trees in there.
I think I will start a paddock system next year that has their coop better designed and better placed to be a hub with paddocks radiating off of it.