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Weed Killer that is safe around Horses and Chickens

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Hi, I am posting this question for my mom... My horses and chickens/ducks live on her property and she has certain areas around the fence and home that she needs to get rid of weeds.. One spot is in between the stepping stones of her sidewalk, the other is around the fence line of the horse pasture. Ordinarily I would say not to kill the weeds at all around the pasture but the horses are reaching over and through the fence to get to the "greener" grass on the other side and are threatening the integrity of the fence. 

 

She would like to start the process of killing the weeds soon, before they get too high in the summer warmth. If there are any natural weed killers that are easy to make in large quantities... please let me know.

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~lenore~

 

 

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~lenore~

 

 

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I've got the perfect solution!  Distilled white vinegar....full strength.  Show this article to your mom: http://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2011/06/got-weeds-use-vinegar-not-roundup/

I'm Kelly

My Blog! Our Country Chronicles

Married mom of 2 precious little girls, 2 cats, 5 Buff Orpington hens,

and owner of the Swimming Chickens! 

The greatest gift in life....John 3:16

I am so grateful for Romans 10:9-13

 

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I'm Kelly

My Blog! Our Country Chronicles

Married mom of 2 precious little girls, 2 cats, 5 Buff Orpington hens,

and owner of the Swimming Chickens! 

The greatest gift in life....John 3:16

I am so grateful for Romans 10:9-13

 

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post #3 of 4

We use Pasture Pro for the horse pasture.  It will not kill any type of grass and the horses can be on it with not delay.  There is a disclaimer on it, not to have nursing foals on until it is dry.  It will take a rain after that for the weeds to die.  We have stinging nettle BAD, and this with mowing it alot, keeps it in check.

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White vinegar is great for many weeds on a reasonably small scale. It often takes a number of applications before the plant dies -- new leaves will keep coming up for a while. I'm interested in the question of an herbicde that is safe around chickens because I have large scale problems with invasive plants: sumac and English ivy. The sumac is a big problem because clones are popping up where the new run is supposed to go. The recommended treatment is to cut the stems and paint them with Garlon 4, which does not look livestock friendly. Anyone with experience safely eradicating this stuff?
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