Bindweed

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Acorn, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Acorn

    Acorn Hatching

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    Hello, I'm a first time chicken mom. The corner where I plan to put my hens when they're big enough is overgrown with a variety of plants, mostly violets. But the ground is also infested with bindweed which is impossible to eradicate short of nuclear explosion. I just learned that morning glory (bindweed cousin) is toxic to hens. What to do???? Thanks so much!
     
  2. cterbizan

    cterbizan Songster

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    [​IMG] from Ga hope you fine your answer
     
  3. ChickFarmer

    ChickFarmer In the Brooder

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    Call the nearest agracultural extention office and ask them if there are problems with poultry poisoning and bindweed.
     
  4. Acorn

    Acorn Hatching

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    Oh THANK you! I am also a first time user of a website like this and appreciate your speedy response!
    Ms. Acorn
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I had bindweed in my yard and the chickens never messed with it.
    It invaded from the neighbor behind me over and through the fence. I'd let it grow till about the end of June, then one evening I would soak it with the generic form of Roundup.(It would dry by morning) Then in a few days it would be dry, brown and dead.I could cut it back and dispose of it. Last year he cleaned up his yard and no bindweed this year for me.

    Imp
     

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