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chickens and grass

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenman7, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. chickenman7

    chickenman7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why does all the grass in the coop die?
    do they eat it?
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
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    Yes, they eat it, they trample it, they poop on it (which can actually burn plants when fresh - but is great for plants once composted).

    There's no such thing as a beautiful green lawn inside a chicken run! If you do want to keep grass under them you would need to put them in a movable tractor and move it every day or every other day.
     
  3. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine slurp down grass blades like spaghetti![​IMG]
     
  4. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The really nice thing about it though is that they are natural mulchers. We put leaves and yard clippings in their enclosure on a regular basis. They shred them by scratching around and then we throw the results onto the compost heap. Speeds up the composting process tremendously.
     

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