Chickens for weeding?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sheryl36, May 5, 2009.

  1. Sheryl36

    Sheryl36 New Egg

    May 5, 2009
    I would like to use my chickens to weed a flower bed that has gotten burdock in it, will that hurt them or make the eggs taste bad? Also I was planning my garden rows to be wide enough for a light weight chicken tractor to be between so the chickens can fertilize and keep the weeds down for me. Are there certain types of weeds that I should be careful with?

  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    My chickens will eat the weeds and the flowers! They love flowers!
  3. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    I didn't see it on my poisonious plant lists. Is your variety of burdock "Arctium minus"?

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