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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ILOVEFRIZZLES, Oct 19, 2009.
Has anyone ever cut there grass and but the grass out of the lawnmower bag in the chicken pen.
They'll love it, but they'd rather follow behind the mower so they can get the yummy bugs the mower stirs up as well as the tasty grass.
All summer long. They love it.
I dry the grass and bag it in feed bags to allow them some yummies in the winter.
I was not sure if there would be any grease on it grass or anything else bad on it. Thanks I will give it to them
You will probably be told by some that you shouldn't for various reasons but i do it every time i mow and they love it. Never had a problem. Good Luck
I don't know if it applies to chickens but several people made their small pets like guinea pigs and rabbits or livestock like horses ill or even dead from feeding the clippings that came from gas powered mowers. The clippings got contaminated by the exhaust and large amounts led to serious illness. It is not suggested by any small pet forum to give them lawn clippings unless your mower is all electric or one of those hand pushed ones. Can't tell you for certain whether it would be a problem for chickens or in your situation or not though.
I put a big pile in the run every week too but I will consider what Akane says too!
I would also be careful if you use any chemicals on your lawn such as fertilizer, weed killer, esp. moss killer, or lime. That is why I only use Corn Gluten Meal (a natural fertilizer) for my lawn now.