I need to spray for weeds, what should I use?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SnuggleBear, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. SnuggleBear

    SnuggleBear Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first spring with chickens. I normally use Round Up but I'm thinking it might not be a good idea this year. My flock (only 15) free range. Is Round Up OK or is there something else I can use?

    Thank you.
     
  2. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Round up is poison, you don't want to use it around any animals or people!!!!
    Just pull the weeds or if you really want to kill them use boiling water or vinegar.
     
  3. Clay Mudd

    Clay Mudd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on what the weeds are, they might be good chicken food. Mine certainly like dandelion and chickweed.
     
  4. WoofMeowCluck

    WoofMeowCluck Dark Speckled Egg Lover

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    I've had success using straight undiluted white vinegar. Pour right into a spray bottle and start spraying the weeds.
     
  5. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agreed. I usually mix a little dish washing liquid in it, just to make it stick.
     
  6. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? Vinegar to kill weeds. Wow I will have to try that. [​IMG]
     
  7. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Round up has been proven to do genetic damage to animals and people after it has been diluted at some ridiculous amount like .00005 parts per million. Absolutely under no circumstance should you use that stuff.
     
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  8. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep! Just spray it on the leaves and flowers. Vinegar is mildly (>5%) acidic. It burns them up after a couple of days, and it's safe for just about everything. Cheap too. [​IMG]
     
  10. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yessir, You can drink it and its good for you, good for your chickens too. Now that's what I call a safe herbicide.


     

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