Gaak! Chicken yard weed-whacked!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bluerose, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. bluerose

    bluerose Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    My lovely weed-filled chicken yard was weed-whacked today [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Is it safe for them to go out? I doubt it, they surely use chemicals on other properties where that weed-whacker's been... (gardener's earth-polluting smog-belching YUMMY WEED-WHACKING machine, not ours)

    How long do I need to wait? Do I need to rake up the fallen stuff?

    Poor hen-hens, the weather is just getting nice...

  2. kayri

    kayri Songster

    Jul 6, 2007
    If it was just weed wacked and not sprayed with herbicide, it should be fine. I think the chickens would like pecking at the weed seed heads and scatching around in there. I wouldn't pick things up unless, maybe there are thorns?

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