Fresh Grass Clippings?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cmcgoun, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. cmcgoun

    cmcgoun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can I put fresh grass clipping in my chickens run without worrying about them becoming crop impacted. I had been putting in medium sized pieces in every two weeks, and 2 inches long blades, and they ate a lot of it, can I keep doing it or will it cause crop problems?
     
  2. buc

    buc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can.

    I have done this for years without any ill effects.

    They just love making a mess out of the pile and scratching and kicking them about as they search for the perfect leaf.

    So, feed them and pull up a lawn chair for some really good chicken tv
     
  3. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We always (for 7 years) give grass clippings to the chickens (all ages) and have never had a problem!
     
  4. cmcgoun

    cmcgoun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh thats a relief! I just dont want my chickens to have health problems!
     
  5. buc

    buc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chickens I have raised really enjoy the grass to eat and to play in, as we all know chickens get board and this is a nice break (for both the chickens and us owners).

    Caution, look for the poop to go green, which is a good thing in my opinion.
     
  6. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are 10 weeks old and have already de-grassed their run! So....every morning I go to the outside of my property with my shovel and get two big shovel fulls of grass/dirt. I plop them right in their run. The girls love it! They go crazy scratching and fight to see whos going to find the worms first! Keeps them happy and entertained for a few hours...and adds fresh dirt to their run!
     

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