Limestone

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Bmp1328, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Bmp1328

    Bmp1328 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, I've been reading about the dolomite limestone. We were thinking of using it on our grass this year but I'm unsure how it affects chickens. I've read some info that says it is bad and some that say it is fine. Has anyone used it? Will it hurt the chickens? They free range in our fenced yard all day and would be exposed to the limestone if we used it. Thanks so much!
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Limestone itself isn't bad for them. It has been used for calcium supplement. If your are talking about lawn and garden lime, a little won't hurt them but a lot can. I use a powdered or granulated lime on my lawn and garden. I really don't want to see if they would eat the pelletized lime. Best would be to spread it before it rains and keep them off it for a week so it can settle in. If they eat a little it won't kill them.
     

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