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How much grass is too much?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by obsessedwchicks, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. obsessedwchicks

    obsessedwchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a limit on giving chickens grass? I'm so new to all this :/
     
  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be careful with grass clippings or long grass. It can ball up in their crop and cause a blockage. Not sure where the line is for 'too much'. Just be wary and look for any signs of an impacted crop.
     
  3. obsessedwchicks

    obsessedwchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just didn't know if 5 buckets of grass was too much or not. Thanks for the reply! My chickens seem to eat all the grass I spread out for them.
     
  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine eat grass all the time, when it is growing. They also have many other plants to eat, so they have options. I don't bag the clippings, so they eat whatever there is to be had. The process of nipping off the tips of the grass blade seems different from eating a blade of grass lying on the ground. I don't know that it matters.

    Chris
     
  5. obsessedwchicks

    obsessedwchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking grass is a great thing to pull for them every day or every other day. I just don't want them to start thinking I'm pulling them 9 buckets of grass every week! HA! The grass was really cold yesterday, so I guess I must love my chickens more than they know.
     
  6. lisascenic

    lisascenic Out Of The Brooder

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    We've concluded that "too much" is when the houligans eat our entire back yard.

    The chickens may not agree with this assessment.
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    You can feed them as much grass as they'll eat.

    ~ Aspen
     

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