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

  1. PineyRidge

    PineyRidge In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2008
    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 Songster

    Jun 20, 2008
    East Cent Minnesota
    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 Songster

    Jun 18, 2008
    East Tennessee
    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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