Maintaining chicken pasture

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by allpeepedout, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. allpeepedout

    allpeepedout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope to rotate my very small flock between two grassed pens and a dirt run in a controlled manner that some grass can be retained in the pens for them to enjoy (without building raised wire over salad bars). Is there a soil amendment, like garden lime, that I can use to counteract the chemical impact of the chickens on the soil? Is excess nitrogen the factor? Should I be checking the pH or is some other factor at play? Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Lime will helpp with the Ph, but there's not a lot you can do about excess Nitrogen.

    If you rotate them enough though, maybe it won't get bad enough to keep things from growing
     

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