Asking neighbors for grass clippings.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LoveHuevos, May 17, 2011.

  1. LoveHuevos

    LoveHuevos Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you ask your neighbors for their grass clippings to feed to your chickens? I'm wondering if it would be weird if I asked them. . Should I offer them free eggs? Maybe just a six-pack? We only have 8 laying hens at this time and have just enough eggs for our friends to buy. I'd offer to give them a trash bin to put them in. I mean, it's not like they're going to do any extra work, they'll just be putting them in another bin. Any other tips?
     
  2. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet they'd be delighted to swap their grass clippings for some fresh eggs!
     
  3. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    I don't see anything wrong w/ it, but you would need to know if the "icide" their lawns w/ anything that would be harmful to the chickens.
     
  4. LoveHuevos

    LoveHuevos Out Of The Brooder

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    I asked one neighbor and he didn't seem too thrilled. I'll ask other when I hear their mowers going. Most people around here don't care about fresh produce. [​IMG]
     
  5. Daphne16

    Daphne16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be asking my neighbor, but he uses his to plant his humungous eggplants in.
    The other neighbor uses tons of icides. [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

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  7. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely!!
     
  8. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I would just be tickled pink of a neighbor asked me for lawn clippings for their chickens or livestock. Others are right though, I would make sure there was no weed n feed or anything like that on the neighbor's grass.....
     
  9. ChicaChicken

    ChicaChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok this may sound like a stupid question. But why grass clippings?? Do they eat them? How much clippings do they eat?
     
  10. Daphne16

    Daphne16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup they eat them and play in them. Not sure how much I am new to this and only have 6 chicks.
     

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