Our stocking rate changes, as we rotate them around different paddocks throughout our 1500-hectare property. The largest density we have at any time would be 900- 1000 per 2.5 hectares, which is approximately 25m² per bird. The fencing around the paddock is actually used to keep their guard dogs in, and the cows out. The chickens naturally hang out together and avoid wandering off. We are accredited by PROOF (pasture raised on open fields), feel free to check out their website to read more about what guidelines we follow.