Grass seed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hilltopchicks77, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to seed the lawn but even when I lock the chickens up they escape the yard. I'm also just worried about what remains. I'm not really worried about organic etc but I also don't want poisoned chickens. Does anyone know a safe brand etc?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    You might want to work on your chicken yard. Why do they escape the yard?
     
  3. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They fly out of the pen. I'm going to try to run some string in cross crosses to discourage the flying out but I don't know if that's gonna work
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    How tall is the pen/wire. Can you clip the feathers on one wing? I use deer netting on all mine----they can not fly out then nor can a hawk fly in?
     
  5. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a 6ft dog fence there's 10 birds and 2 are impossible to catch :/
     
  6. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    I would put some sort of bird or deer netting or chicken wire over the top
     
  7. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just more worried about how long they should be off the lawn and if the grass seed can hurt them (a lot has that water holding and fertilizer stuff on it)
     
  8. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe the bag has a warning on it?? I would not think it was poisonous because of wild birds eating it. If you never seen my chicken yards/pens----all have Deer netting across the tops. And it has been holding up good in my area----even with several times of being completely froze over, but with a 6ft tall fence---clipping the feathers off one wing should keep them from flying over as long as there is not "things" they can get on top of inside to keep getting higher till they can jump over.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2017
  9. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Just purchase non fertilized grass seed. It's cheaper and works perfectly fine. Get some mulch to put over top and if you don't mind various weeds and flowers on your lawn a thin layer of mulch hay is all you need to hold in the moisture, water often.
     

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