With the advent of Spring, many organic & small flock farms are looking to release their birds outside. Be aware that while your birds may be hungry, the plants may not be ready to grow to sustain them. This in turn will then create bare spots on your range. Allow your range areas to "spruce up" and grow to about 4" or longer prior to release. This will allow a healthy root to sustain grazing by most classes of poultry. Practice good range rotation when grazing to allow the grass a chance to catch up. Move on range conditions rather than time for optimal results. Also maintain feeders as a backup to slower growing spring fields.