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Chickens for weeding?

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

  1. Sheryl36

    Sheryl36 New Egg

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    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    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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