Feeding yard clippings

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Flyboy718, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Flyboy718

    Flyboy718 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How often can you feed them yard clippings? My birds would eat it all day everyday if I let them.
     
  2. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, when they free range they eat grass all day, so what's the difference? I DO hope you don't use any herbicides, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers on your grass? [​IMG]
     
  3. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that grass clippings can cause crop impaction. Apparently they eat the whole piece of cut grass as opposed to nibbling the tips off growing grass...not sure if this is a fact but wanted to pass it along and maybe we can get someone more knowledgeable to respond.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yes, make sure the clippings are short. Also make sure there are no gas fumes or other fuel related particles on the grass. Another thing, make sure they're FRESH.
     

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