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Grass clippings

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Carter57, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Carter57

    Carter57 In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2011
    Last week I put some of my grass clipping in the Chicken Run. They seem to like them and eat some of them. I do not fertilize or any thing to my yard.
    Does anyone else do this?
    It does make good litter in the run.
    The run was fully grassed but it only lasted about a week with 6 hens and 2 roosters on it.
    Hope to get some temp runs built some so that they can get fresh grass.

  2. carladababe

    carladababe Songster

    Nov 25, 2010
    Dixon, Missouri
    I do once in a while, usually after I've raked out the run. They seem to enjoy it. [​IMG]
  3. Baymule

    Baymule Songster

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    I pull grass in the yard when I don't have any garden greens and they love it. They will run to snatch the grass from my hands.
  4. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    I found that the girls love the really short clippings. If it is over 3" high, I will double cut it, rake it and pour it in the run.. I don't use any chemicals on my garden or my yard so they get a little of everything..
  5. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Songster

    Sep 11, 2009
    Yucaipa, CA
    I make sure to pick up all the dog poo before son mows and always give the clippings to my girls, they love it.
  6. leonphelps

    leonphelps Songster

    May 15, 2011
    Bucks County PA
    I am sure to add extra grit to it, just to be safe.

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