Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jtr, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. jtr

    jtr Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    my girls love to eat grass so i pick it and give it to them i want to know if it is good or bad for them or is it just like a little treat
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    Quote:Grass is excellent, if the birds were free ranging it's probably one of their main food sources. I like to try to move my pens onto the fresh grass after the grass is eaten, we've had people come out on my yard and say "How do you keep the birds looking so good?" I don't really know how to answer other than "Fresh water, fresh grass, and decent feed." All I really do besides medicate/worm when needed, if I don't move to fresh grass or it is during the winter I use leaves/hay/shavings for bedding. I understand not everyone can move pens to fresh grass though, or allow birds to free range. I'd suggest perhaps some alfalfa pellets to such people.

  3. jtr

    jtr Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    yeah i cant move my coop but im going to build a tractor coop this summer and i cant free range either live in the mountains about 100 miles away from boise idaho foxes wolves coyotes hawks egales dogs cats cougers everywhere so i perfer them to saty in thier coop and run [​IMG]
  4. angry gary

    angry gary Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2011
    Front Royal, Va
    so i will not be able to move my coop to fresh grass. is then okay to throw a piece of sod in there on occasion. i would assume the sod is not treated. or am i wrong to assume that?

  5. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2010
    South Carolina
    If you cut your grass (and it's not treated with chemicals) you can pile the clippings in the run. They love to eat and scratch through that.

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