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Grass seed and free ranging chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by groomshop, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. groomshop

    groomshop New Egg

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    I need to reseed my lawn. My chickens have free run of the place. How soon do you think it will be safe to let them back out to the lawn? It is not there favorite place to go but I am sure they will clean up the grass seed? Thoughts on this? Thanks
     
  2. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't let them in that area until the grass is coming up. They will scatch put the seed if they are in it before the grass comes up.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    They'll also scratch up the grass unless you pen them off of it.
     
  4. groomshop

    groomshop New Egg

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    Will the grass seed be bad for them to eat? Are "golden comets" the same as golden sex links? Thanks
     
  5. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are. I'm pretty sure that they are a cross between a female white rock and a male RIR.
     

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