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help with gardening with chicken around

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by lrayle, May 10, 2016.

  1. lrayle

    lrayle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2013
    Husband want to fertilize the garden But the chickens free range Is there any thing out there safe for them to be around
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 7, 2012
    Your best bet is to use liquid fertilizer, and keep them off it till it has soaked into the ground, and dried off on the leaves a bit. I do use the pelleted fertilizer, and the chickens do pick it up sometimes. I'm sure it's not good for them... But... it's not always possible to keep them from going where you don't want them to go. I've heard that salt can be deadly. One thing I'll not use any where on my property is herbicides.
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  3. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2016
    Valley of the Sun :)
    you can use bird netting around the base of the trees or garden beds

    about 2 ft tall should be enough

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