@farmerjan I make sure they have a belly full of hay, then I only leave them on the pasture about 3 hours. Then I put out dolomite lime, mineral and baking soda. I started them several weeks ago on the pipeline, which is also planted in clovers, fescue and rye grasses, but NO where near as lush as this pasture. I am watching them. Thank you.
@Bruce there is Crimson clover and white clover. Bees are tearing it up! It’s humming out there!
Pasture #1 across the driveway from pasture #2 is getting a shot of nitrogen. I’m raising Cornish cross and we drag the coop forward every few days. It started out to be a chicken tractor, but I seriously over built it. We drag it forward, DH waters it in.
After a few hours, they go to the gate and yell at me. They want to go back to their new barn (roof) to ruminate. The radiant heat barrier we put under the tin really cuts the heat.
My husband loves Crimson Clover. It lines the roadways here in the spring and makes a beautiful showing. So we bought a 50 pound bag of that too. He sowed it out front along the road and down the driveway. It is in full bloom now and it's gorgeous. It is a little skimpy in places, but it should get better next year. We'll let this go to seed and we'll plant more next fall.