Lawn Care and Chickens

cemiller60

Chirping
6 Years
Jun 24, 2013
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I am about to have my lawn service come. They use the following on our lawn.
Pre-M 19-0-5
Three Way Esters
Merit .02 19-0-5
Acclaim Extra
They always say to wait 24 hours until the kids can go onto the lawn, but the kids are only playing on the grass, not eating it like our hens. Is anyone out there familiar with the above products and will they be harmful to my chickens? They grazed on the lawn last year when we had this service and we didn't notice any problems, but I am wondering if it is a good idea. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thank you!
 

Eggcessive

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9 Years
Apr 3, 2011
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Personally, I wouldn't treat any grass that my chickens were on. One has to be very careful about the use of pesticides or chemicals around chickens. Those chemicals can also enter their eggs. Most people will only use permethrin and Ravap, and some will use Sevin around the coops to kill lice and mites.
 
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