Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sky king, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. sky king

    sky king Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2011
    Rome GA
    Ok so we cut our yard Alot an so I have a lot of clippings I have been speadin them in my run an they love it It's a good idea ! Right an I so want to Attempt to grow grass an keep it in there but likely not going to happen but when I try what is I very good grass as far as volume an growth I need some super grass lol. Any ideas Thanks sky:idunno
  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    No living plants can survuve in a chicken run. Especially grass. It is a great idea but as far as I know, It cannot be done
  3. sky king

    sky king Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2011
    Rome GA
    Ha I figured I would ask anyway lol. Thanks
  4. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2011
    Panama City, FL
    Search for "salad bar" on here and you will see it is possible to grow grass in the run. Just needs to be covered with wire so they don't dig it up and kill it.
  5. swmalone

    swmalone Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2011
    Northern Utah
    I built a small chicken tractor with a lightweight run extension that I just move all over the yard, sometimes it is in the lawn and sometimes it is in dirt. I have to make sure to move it every couple of days when it is in the lawn or the combination of them scratching, pecking, and pooping will destroy the grass.
  6. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    North Texas
    I bought dish pans & grew my own grass for my chicks. I have 4 pans, and just got grass seed that will grow anywhere.
    After I give it to my girls & they eat, and scratch everything they wanted, I re-seed it, and in a week or so it is ready for them again.
    I would like to have 8 pans going, so I can have a better rotation for them.
    I though of the salad bar, but our soil is so crappy (and not from the chicks)[​IMG] We have very sandy/clay soil, so if I did figure out how to do a salad bar for them, I would have to amend the soil somehow to get the grass seed to grow. And it has been so darn hot, it is easier right now just to water the pans of grass.

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