Raising Pastured Broilers on a hill?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Coles FreshEggs, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Coles FreshEggs

    Coles FreshEggs Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a small farm in Ipswich Massachusetts. I have an option to rent a HUGE hill this coming year. I raise my broilers in Salatin style pens, but I generally raise them on pretty much flat land. I have an automatic water system that levels itself, and sturdy pens. But do you think the broilers themselves would be okay on an incline or a little less than 40 degrees?
    All responses are great thank you!
     
  2. Hiltonizer

    Hiltonizer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey former neighbor, I grew up in Rowley! My parents still live there. Maybe we can talk business some time, I sold a lot of Thanksgiving turkeys to friends and family down there this year. I'm about 2.5 hours up 95 these days.

    Anywho, if the hill is actually close to 40 degrees, I could see it introducing some hazard to CX's once they get bigger and unstable. Heck, my pens are on mostly flat land and they face plant pretty often. Rangers or layers I don't expect would mind too much... but you will when tending to them. May need to get creative with a feeder system as well to keep that up right.

    It just sounds like it could be a real burden. It'd certainly be worth trying once if you had free access to the land, but I'm not sure I'd go about renting it without knowing for sure how it would work out. If you would have the option to a long-term lease and could improve the land, and it made business sense, it may be worth terracing. Just a thought.
     

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