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Free ranging chickens/ducks & yard fertilizer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by un-named, May 30, 2011.

  1. un-named

    un-named Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will they eat the white pellets and get sick? I have the menards lawn food, 30-0-3 (I think) that I would like to put on the yard...
     
  2. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't put any fertilizer in my yard where my chickens are.
     
  3. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure.....
     
  4. un-named

    un-named Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:k....thanks you two!
     
  5. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah not so sure.
     
  6. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is mostly nitrogen (the 30) and is probably not good for them. I suspect they will eat it since they pick up small rocks and grains of sand and such. Would be safer (and cheaper) to compost their chicken poo and use it as a fertilizer.
     
  7. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are not really smart enough to distinguish between what id good or bad for them to eat... Treat them like 2 year olds... Don't put anything that might harm them in reach.
     
  8. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Pen them up. Put your fertilizer on the lawn and water it in. Don't let the chickens out again until the pellets have dissolved and soaked in.
     

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