Hi, How do I keep my chicks from eating grass seed?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by murphysmenagerie, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. murphysmenagerie

    murphysmenagerie New Egg

    Aug 7, 2011
    Hi again, I am the newbie with Alpacas/Donkey/dogs/30 chickens/2 roosters and I am trying to rotate pastures in the next couple of weeks. That also 'assumes' that the chickens will follow the Alpacas and the 'donk' while I try to reseed/fertilize the areas that the bigger critters were on. I know that when I tried to use 'filler seed' for grass, the chickens were more than happy to consume it... Is there a safe product/good way (short of confining them to a coop) to keep them off the areas that I want to revitalize for lack of a better term? Thanks and have a great day!
  2. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga.


    WELCOME ABOARD. the best way to keep them away is to stack out a mountain lion in the middle of the area. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. geosheets

    geosheets Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2009
    Quote:Interesting... didn't know that chickens would eat grass seed. Most wild birds won't eat it.
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC. I know what your talking about, the chickens love eating the grass seed! I have the same problem and I'm sorry to say I haven't found away to stop them! I hope some one has some ideas?
  5. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    [​IMG] From Mass!
  6. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Burlap or dirt over top of seed and encourage them to scratch elsewhere. Even chicken wire unrolled will stop them scratching but allow grass to grow up.
  7. Kountreefok

    Kountreefok Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2011
    Graceton, MN
    [​IMG] Hi and welcome!
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Good luck, it is not easy keeping chickens out of anything that they love to be in. [​IMG]
  9. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  10. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    [​IMG] from NY. theres no easy way to keep chickens away from grass seed it's like cat nip to them.

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