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fertilizer in my yard

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by schritter17, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. schritter17

    schritter17 New Egg

    Jul 29, 2014
    West hordan
    Hey Guys,
    is it safe to fertilize my yard that my chickens run in? i know it is not good for them but will they leave it alone i guess is the question
  2. Hope1122

    Hope1122 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 22, 2016
    Brunswick Oh
    It is best not to fertilize your yard because they might not leave that area alone.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I would not fertilize your yard if that's where your chickens range. Even if they don't bother it, when they go scratching and searching for bugs, they will ingest it along with the bugs. I believe most fertilizers carry warnings to keep children and pets off the treated area. The chickens themselves will be dropping their own fertilizer all over your yard.
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I too agree with the above about not letting them on anywhere you have fertilised. I would not like to run the risk of them getting poisoned.

    Enjoy BYC :frow
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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