Grass seed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KDOGG331, May 4, 2017.

  1. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    I think my girls might have eaten grass seed. They keep pecking it and I have to shoo them away. I know they ate it I just don't know if it is grass seed or not. But will they be okay if it is? :(
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    The grass seed should not be coated with anything that would harm them----if it was poisonous---think of all the birds that would die from eating it. They should be OK. BUT I would keep them penned till the grass seed gets started good.
     
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  3. DakotaDreamer

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    They like various types of plants and grasses-mine go crazy when I throw some in their coop. They should be fine having some seed.
     
  4. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    Thanks! That's true i suppose, I'm just paranoid i guess haha

    Are the eggs safe?
     
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    Sure.
     
  6. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    Thank you!

    Oddly, our grass is pretty long in some spots cause we had a few storms then warm weather, so a lot of the grass has the i guess grass heads on them??? But they won't touch that, I thought they would go crazy for it.

    Yet they eat the seed my mom put down

    :lau
     
  7. KDOGG331

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    Well that's good to know :)

    Oddly they won't touch the long grass with the heads/seeds on it (we had some rain storms and warm weather so the grass shot up) but yet they eat the grass seed my mom put down hah
     
  8. PD-Riverman

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    I wonder Why??? LOL Chickens do not like tall grass. Do your own test----go grab the tall grass--pinch you some of it----tough isn't if---hard to pinch of a piece---now pinch off a piece of the blades of kept cut grass---pinches off so easy! You ever heard the saying "old tough bird" meaning the older the chicken gets the tougher its meat gets---"old" grass is the same way. If you went out there and stripped off a hand full of the little grass seed---they Might eat some of it---might not.
     
  9. KDOGG331

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    Wow I never thought of it that way! I thought chickens ate tons of seeds and plants and stuff hah they do seem to like clover and some other plants though
     
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