Lawn was fertilized in Sept. Is it safe to graze hens now?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dtress, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. dtress

    dtress Out Of The Brooder

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    Since getting our chicks in September, we have stopped all forms of herbicide/pesticide application on our lawn. The last time weed killer was applied was in June. Turf Royale 21-7-14 was applied in September. It does have some time-released nitrogen.

    Is it safe to graze my hens now (say 3 1/2 months since application)? We have had one long hard rain and many sprinkler sessions since then. I don't plan on using any more of this toxic stuff now that we have a natural means of fertilizing and weeding!

    I am very concerned about this because one of my healthy 13 week old chickens just suddenly died. They have been grazing for 2 weeks on this lawn. Could this be the cause?

    They are quarantined in the run until I find out it's safe. And they are not happy about this!

    Thanks.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Your best source of info should come from the fertilizer manufacturer. Give them a call and ask about it's safety and guidelines when used on pasturage. They should be able to tell you all you need to know.

    Good luck.
     
  3. dtress

    dtress Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, that's a good suggestion. Thanks.
     
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