Intant turf chicken debarkle.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lachie27, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. lachie27

    lachie27 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 18, 2015
    I am getting an instant turf delivered for our backyard and I am wondering how long I have to keep the chickens from ripping it up.
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    You mean how long will it take them to stop killing it? Forever. Chickens will tear up a lawn whether they are 4 months old or 4 years old, whether it has been there for 1 year or 10. Back when we got chickens the first time, the 6 of them took 6 months to turn a brand new 20x50 lawn into a large patch of dirt.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Ditto QM......Especially new turf/sod that is not rooted in yet......if you want to keep it, keep the birds totally off of it.
  4. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2015
    My Coop
    We have coastal grass in a 1300sq feet area, 21 birds total (lost one) and they havent managed to destory any of it. Matter a fact it seems to like the chickens poop alittle much it has spread like wild fire my yard has no more bald spots and normally by now its completely dead thanks to the weather but it hasnt died either.

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