help grass

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jacob Temple, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Jacob Temple

    Jacob Temple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2012
    Hi does anyone know of a way to grow and keep grass in a chicken pen i have about 25 in this pen and its 65 by 32 but i cant keep grass
  2. TexasJ

    TexasJ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 8, 2012
    It's hard to do if they can range on everything but if you can block an area off where you plant grass leaving them in separate area until the grass is ready then section off the side they were left in to plant grass it's hard to do because by the time your grass is ready the grass they started on will be gone unless you only let them in the new grass area for limited time. I grow grass under my coop in summer that they can't get to except once a week or when cleaning run and coop
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    The simple answer is "you can't keep grass in a run with chickens.". However, with a little bit of work, you CAN grow grass by making frames out of 2x4s on their sides and covering the top with chicken wire, then sowing seed in the frame. The sprouts have a chance to root and the chickens can pick at the grass as it grows up through the wire.
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    You can't keep grass and chickens. One or the other, not both.

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