Chicks and grass seed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crozell, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. crozell

    crozell New Egg

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    The location I am setting up my coup and run had a few bags of grass seed (rye and bermuda) split and spill on the ground, quite a bit of it actually. I plan on keeping our chicks in the brooder (will get them next week) for a while, but as they grow and need space, to give them access to the run. do i need to clean up those seeds or will it not bother the chickens?

    thanks guys,

    clay
     
  2. Nathan

    Nathan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cover with a little dirt, and by then, it may grow into grass, in which case they'll take care of just fine!

    Otherwise, I don't know.
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    We top sow bermuda an fescue all the time an the chickens free range. Never had an issue.
     
  4. BrackenFarms

    BrackenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rebelcowsnb do you ever have any success with that grass growing... i spread some seed out where my future run will be and with the weather like it is the seed will prob ne germinate before i put the chicks in. so question is will they eat it all up before it starts to grow?????
     

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