Fertalizing grass?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicklover16, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    my mom is fertalizing the grass in our backyard. how long after she fertalizes it do I have to wait before letting my chickens roam on the lawn again? thanks!
     
  2. freshfish

    freshfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry I can not help with the fertilizer question but I would like to say that you have the most beautiful profile pic I have seen on this forum....

    John
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I've waited for a good soaking rain to wash it into the soil, or I turn on the sprinkler and wash it into the soil. I won't use granules that the chickens might eat; I try to stick to liquids since I got chickens.

    Imp
     
  4. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    aw, thanks [​IMG]



    thanks. I think the fertalizer is granules [​IMG].
     
  5. bowtie

    bowtie Out Of The Brooder

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    They shouldn't be put at all if its a chemical fertilizer, use Organic, its better for the chickens and the soil/grass...
     
  6. Country Parson

    Country Parson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I agree with bowtie. I'm not an organic nut (no offense to our fellow chicken-loving brothers and sisters who are card carrying organic nuts), but I certainly would not want to eat a chicken or an egg that came from being pastured on fertilized grass.
     
  7. gg706

    gg706 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not just let the chickens fertilize the grass. The poop has lots of nitrogen! Make a compost pile with the coop mess and spead it on the yard every year.
     
  8. Kickin' Chickin'

    Kickin' Chickin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not only will the girls fertilize the grass they mow it too!!Only had to mow 3 times last summer and I have never had such nice soft green grass in my back yard.
     

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