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Bug granules down...how long to freerange?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Shannon's Chix, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hubby put some bug killer down in granules last night. I usually freerange my chickens for a couple hours in the evening. No rain in the forecast...how long should I wait to let them out again?
     
  2. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might be a little extreme, but I wouldn't let them back out until all of the granules had completely washed into the soil and all of the bugs that ate them were decomposed so the chickens don't get the poison second hand.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2009
  3. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you get a couple of days of rain then maybe a week later. Otherwise I would wait a month at least. Why even use the posion when chickens do it naturally. [​IMG]
     

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