LAND

Boggy land is more easily infected with parasites and less likely to produce good grass growth, so light, free-draining land is s preferable. Birds need to be moved around rather than always kept on the same piece of land- this applies regardless of your acreage or however many birds you keep.

Hens may well damage garden plants and vegetable patches if they are not confined or stopped from entering them .If birds are to be confined to an area then electric poultry netting is a convenient and effective method of doing so as it is then easy to move at regular intervals. Electric fencing alone will not stop predators and hens will need to be shut in the house at night.