Grazing Frames

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ehirning, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Ehirning

    Ehirning Out Of The Brooder

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  2. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a great idea. I may find a way to use it with my birds.
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  3. MR.PEEPS

    MR.PEEPS Out Of The Brooder

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    what would be the best grass to grow in those?
     
  4. Familyochickens

    Familyochickens Out Of The Brooder

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    great idea
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Probably Rye since it sprouts fast.
     
  6. Ehirning

    Ehirning Out Of The Brooder

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    Doesn't sound like anybody has done these I will be doing these this spring/summer and will report how they work (with pics)!
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I'll be trying this too, this spring. Great idea!
     
  8. Amazing idea! Will be trying this!
     
  9. farmhand

    farmhand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Has anyone tried this yet? Planning on putting something together this weekend and try it out.
     
  10. sueblack

    sueblack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to build a couple of grazing frames this weekend. My chicken run is already bare over half of it. I am going to plant grains and grass seed on all of the bare spots and then build two or three frames to protect part of it. At this point, I have to keep the birds inside until the seed is firmly established (I'm thinking 2 or 3 weeks) before I let them out..........This is a good solution. Too bad I didn't come across this before the birds went out this spring.
     

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