I have Lawn Rust- what if the chickens eat it?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by reckless, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. reckless

    reckless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's apparently a fungus that turns the grass orange. It's pretty scattered all over my yard so sometimes I accidentally get some blades of grass with it on it when giving grass to my chickens. I just want to know if this could harm them? I'm not giving them big bushels of orange grass obviously, I avoid it at all costs, but some still tend to get in their grass pile because it is so widespread.

    Here's some stuff about it:
    http://urbanext.illinois.edu/turf/rustlawn.cfm
    http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/bp/bp-110-w.pdf

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert, but it seems to me that there is no problem for the chickens with the small amount you must be giving them. If they were foraging in the yard, they may not eat it at all.

    Chris
     

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