Is it safe to let chickens on fertilized lawns?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by scorwin, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. scorwin

    scorwin Out Of The Brooder

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    I get my lawn maintained with fertilizer and at times weed killer. Is this safe for chickens?? I will have a permanent pen but would like to also have a lightweight tractor to move them around.
     
  2. Gullygarden

    Gullygarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not safe! Suggest check "You bet your garden" for non- toxic lawn maintenance suggestions!
     
  3. I strongly recommend that you wait at least 5 days and two waterings/rains before letting your chooks out on a manicured lawn that has had Scotts weed & feed or similar brand. Make sure all chemical pellets are totally dissolved and gone.
     
  4. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We switched to completely organic fertilizers because of the chickens. I don't have to worry about burning the lawn, and the chickens don't have to keep off the grass.
     

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