Chicks and grass seed?

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

  1. crozell

    crozell New Egg

    Feb 11, 2009
    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,

  2. Nathan

    Nathan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2008
    Camas, WA, USA
    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

    Dec 18, 2008
    Easley, SC
    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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