can i get sod with chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jesterpoop, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. jesterpoop

    jesterpoop Out Of The Brooder

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    my back yard no longer has any grass at all and i was wondering if i could put sod down or would the chickens destroy that and would i be wasting my money its a small back yard and its only a couple of square ft but dont want it to get destroyed
     
  2. larleene100

    larleene100 Out Of The Brooder

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    They would prolly destroy it. How do i post a question on here? Im new and dont know how?
     
  3. jesterpoop

    jesterpoop Out Of The Brooder

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    pick the catagory you think your post should go under and after you click on that youll see on the left side were it says to post topic
    and thank you for your input
     
  4. larleene100

    larleene100 Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah i firgured it out! dont know why i couldnt. your welcome.
     
  5. HoglundH

    HoglundH Chillin' With My Peeps

    We put in beautiful sod, it lasted about a week, then mud. We will be replacing it with gravel and sand.
     
  6. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to say it depends on the size of the yard and how many chickens you have free ranging it. The larger the yard the better your grass will grow. The chickens will knock it down and keep it stirred up if large enough. Your best bet would probably be alot of grass seed with straw on top of it if you have a large area.
     
  7. Kelsey2017

    Kelsey2017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    doesn't sod have chemicals on it usually?
     
  8. FinsUp

    FinsUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems like a very expensive treat for your chickens! Yes, you can get organic sod for your chickens. No, it won't last more than a week unless you have a huge area.
     
  9. coralanna

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    being a landscaper, I go through about 4 tractor trailer loads a week and have lots of left overs, so keeping the run in grass shouldn`t be a problem for me, just have to replace it every week. Here in Canada we have changed our rules on fertalizer and it has to be organic or else non at all, weeds are now taking over all the yards, so grass is safer from chemicals running off into the water sheds and into the lakes and rivers. check with your local sod farm and see what they use for fertalizer.

    Alan
     
  10. GrandmaRedlocks

    GrandmaRedlocks New Egg

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    So my question is kinda the opposite ... We have a small area (16' x 16') of 20 year old sod, actually sod moss mix (it is NW Oregon after all), and have decided to convert it to a fruit and vegetable growing area. Can I use my girls to decimate what remains of the sod, roots and all? We have been organic gardening for years so there has been no pesticides, fertilizers or chemicals put on it for at least 6 years ...
     

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