A free range area contributes to the welfare of your chickens. However, they only like it if there is enough shelter with trees, bushes or artificial structures. A farm with 10,000 or 20,000 chickens needs a range area of respectively 4 or 8 hectares. Planting such a surface with trees is a high investment. So what about adding revenues to your business model and introduce professional fruit trees? Every fruit specie demands special skills. Some demand additional investments, like cherries that need netting against birds. If only one specie is planted, then only for this specie skills are necessary. This leaflet is about apples.
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Keywords in English: free-range poultry, agroforestry