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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by obsessedwchicks, Feb 12, 2013.
Is there a limit on giving chickens grass? I'm so new to all this :/
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.
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.
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.
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.
We've concluded that "too much" is when the houligans eat our entire back yard.
The chickens may not agree with this assessment.
You can feed them as much grass as they'll eat.