Can you use grass clippings on the coop floor

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rhpues, May 16, 2011.

  1. rhpues

    rhpues Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a lawn service and bring home bunches of grass and pine straw mulched up my my mower. Can I use that on the coop floor?
     
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

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    Yes - of course, you won't want to use grass from over treated/pesticides lawns though!
     
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  3. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't unless I knew my customers were not adding chemicals to their lawns. Insecticides and fertilizers could decimate your flock.
     
  4. mons02035

    mons02035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what your coop floor is (wood, dirt, cement) but fresh grass ferments pretty hot and all that moisture won't be good for a wood floor or the chickens.
     
  5. rhpues

    rhpues Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes it does do that guess I had better rethink that..............
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, rotting vegetation is probably not the best for both the wood floor, or for the chickens. Now DRIED grass would probably work...
     
  7. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    I wouldn't recommend it. If your chickens eat too much grass clippings (it's better to have them forage for it) they could end up with a crop impaction.
     
  8. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could use some grass on the floor. I dump whole bags of grass clippings down in my birds' run and they like to eat it. They do a good job of spreading out what they don't eat. Plus, it attracts bugs that your birds will like too.
     
  9. mons02035

    mons02035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Now, the run is a different story. I dump one bag of grass in the run when I mow. They spread it out and go nuts. I will have to keep in mind the crop impaction though, didn't think of that.
     
  10. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have to agree with Dobislady1 [​IMG] It is too dangerous and can possibly be fatal.
     

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