Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tmc1978, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. tmc1978

    tmc1978 Hatching

    Feb 8, 2017
    Hello. i've got backyard chickens and my plan is to put some pre-emergent down. Is this a bad idea? Will the chickens eat this and will be harmful for them and the eggs?
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Personally, i would not apply fertiliser in areas where my flock forage. Try a search and see what others do.

    More generally, you'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    All the best
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under tmc1978 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Yep, I have to agree with Ken, I do not add anything to the garden except from the compost bin.

    You might want to try posting your question on the Garden Forum: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16176/gardening

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2017
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree with the other posters, I would not use it. Chickens themselves are good at uprooting weeks and such and not getting harmed in the process.
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, tmc, and :welcome! Great to have you in our community! Looks like you've already been given great links and advice so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I agree with the other's...don't put anything out that the chickens will have access to if there is any chance it will be harmful.
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Howdy, howdy, and welcome to BYC! I am so glad you decided to join the community, please do make yourself at home here! I am sure you will enjoy it, and I hope you love it here as much as I have! :frow


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