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Is it safe to let chickens on fertilized lawns?

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

  1. scorwin

    scorwin In the Brooder

    Jul 4, 2011
    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 Chirping

    Jul 2, 2011
    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 Songster

    Jan 6, 2011
    Crunchy California
    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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