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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chicabee19, Aug 20, 2008.
I have some bags of grass seed. Can chickens eat it?
I prob'ly wouldn't... It might be inoculated or something.
oh yeah... didn't think about that.
I had a question that goes along with this topic. I was hoping to replant some grass in a few bare spots back by our animals. Is there a safe way to do it? Or would doing that be minimal enough that it wouldn't cause any harm to our chickens (compared to actually feeding the seed to them)?
I was thinking the same thing - try to plant the seed in the run and let it grow up for them to munch on. Probably would have to section off the run until it sprouts.
Our orpington had an urge to dig last night and ripped out a big ol' hole in the ground so that's why I was asking. Usually the girls go to the same spot to give themselves a dust bath, but last night she must've just had the itch to dig. Hopefully she got it out of her system. If not I'll probably be able to catch a glimpse of the Olympics live in our backyard if she finished digging all the way to China....
I wouldn't put commercial grass seed where chickens could get at it. Most of it has been treat with fungicides and insecticides, and is definitely not food grade. I don't know what it would do to your chickens, but I don't think it would be worth risking.