Goat Heads


6 Years
Dec 26, 2013
Hurricane, Utah
Sup BYC! ^_^

I just ordered my chickens from cacklehatchery on Monday 21st and am just waiting for my babies to get here <3 but I have been worrying about them free ranging in my yard. I have been fighting Goat Heads, or Grass Burrs, in my back yard since I bought this house and I have been keeping up on it very well and very slowly they are disappearing but there are still a LOT of the sticker seeds sitting around in the dirt. My poor dogs step on them all the time walking out to their bathroom corner and wandering the yard, and I have to come pull them out of their feet for them. What I am wondering is will my chickens try to eat them and if so will they hurt them?

This is just off Google for anyone that wasn't sure what a Goat Head was.


Chicken Juggler!
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Nov 27, 2012
SW Michigan
My Coop
My Coop
I would suggest:
- that you add something to the thread title about thorny plants.
- that you include the real name of the plant or provide a link to where you got the pics.
- that you add your location to your profile.

All these things will get you much better answers.

Gallo del Cielo

La Gallina Resort &amp; Spa
10 Years
May 6, 2010
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My Coop
They probably won't be that much trouble for your chickens, but I would get rid of them to make it better for all involved. Use a hula hoe and pop the tops off of every one that sprouts. Within a few months to a year there will be no more goat head seeds left to sprout and they won't be a problem in your yard. After that you'll only have to kill the occasional one that is brought in.


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