CUT GRASS?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PineyRidge, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. PineyRidge

    PineyRidge Out Of The Brooder

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    I always bag my grass and put it in for compost, but would it be ok to put a bunch in the run and let the birds scatch at it? I would only use a certain section of lawn that is the most lush and has clover in it also. I just was thinking they would have something to nibble on and they would clean their own run with all of the scratching.
     
  2. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do it all the time. They love it. Just don' t put in so much that they can't eat it all in say a day and it starts to heat like compost. I have 34 - 9 week olds right now and they will go through about a 5 gallon pail of clippings a day.
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2008
  3. punkin

    punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have flower beds close to the chicken run. Whenever I pull grass out, I toss it in the run. Now they pace back and forth when they see me weeding. My son mowed the yard a couple of days ago, so I gathered several handfuls for them. You would have thought it was "chicken chocolate".
     

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