Chickens trashing my grass!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Horsewell, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Horsewell

    Horsewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a way to stop my five chickens from digging up all the grass? It's leaving black patches all over the grass! help!!
     
  2. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep them in a run in one area would be the only way. Otherwise they will just do what chickens do naturally and that is scratch up the grass LOL!
     
  3. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, the only way to stop them is to fence them in. It's shocking how fast even a small number of birds can rip up and eat all the grass in any given area.
     
  4. Horsewell

    Horsewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :eek: :mad: I don't want to have to keep them in one little area but look what they've done!


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    Last edited: Jun 19, 2008
  5. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless you dont care about not having grass that is really the only way to go about it.
     
  6. Horsewell

    Horsewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IS there anything i can put on the grass to try and get them to not liking it?
     
  7. pattee

    pattee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whew... I've just let my 8 week olds out for the second time and they stay close to the coop. I've been told they will eat and "destroy" gardens, just being their chicken selves. So now I've got a mine to make my run bigger, and loose that romantic feeling of me and my chickens strolling in the gardens.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you want your yard lovely and grassy green lock up the chickens.
     
  9. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put 15 chickens on 1/2 acre of grass and the wife saed they will have plenty of grass for the summer. Made her a little bet that it would be gone in three weeks. It didn't take that long. The world is good, she has to wait on me for six months. My wish is her command.
     
  10. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you should expect it. [​IMG]
     

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