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Annual Rye Grass

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Adababy, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Adababy

    Adababy New Egg

    Mar 8, 2016
    Hello all,
    I am brand new to this site and brand new to chickens. I have 5 barred rock chicks on the way and am very excited. My back yard is approximately 10,500 sq ft and am planning on planting about half of that with smooth brome. It is a perennial that grows well here in sw Colorado. I usually throw in a sterile annual rye grass in order to help get my perennial started. Helps fight weeds and puts a little ground cover down when it dies. Anyway the question is will the annual rye be good feed for birds. I read mixed reports about it.
    Thanks and have a good one.
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2015
    They'll eat it as they want to but, shouldn't be considered a major part of their diet.

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    Void where prohibited.
    I don't know from rye...but I've had real good results using bermuda grass in the coop, and in the run when it gets rainy/muddy.

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