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grazing box

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JOHNPHY, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. JOHNPHY

    JOHNPHY New Egg

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    what is the best design for grazing box to be placed in run--using fast growing grass like millet or oats that will allow chickens to eat only what grows thru the wire?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    My Coop
    http://www.thegardencoop.com/blog/2012/02/07/grazing-frames-backyard-chickens/

    1/2" hardware cloth for grass-like leaved plants(sod and grains)
    1 x 2" fencing for larger leaved plants.
    When fresh planting seed I stack a second frame on top until roots are established or they pull the whole plant out.

    I like the one at the top best and am converting the others over.
    Ripped a half inch off the 2x4's and used it to cover mesh edges to avoid cut feet and subsequent infection (bumblefoot).

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