Need weed spray that won't harm chickens

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  1. Taryns mawmaw

    Taryns mawmaw New Egg

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    [​IMG]I am looking for any information on a weed killer that I can use around my chickens. We have a large area that the chickens free range but we also have gravel for the driveway that my husband usually uses commercial weed killer on but since the chickens are roaming free we don't want to use it for fear that we would harm the chickens or the eggs. Anyone have any ideas of what we could use instead of commercial weed killer? Thanks
     
  2. ILikeChickens1978

    ILikeChickens1978 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Mark & Nique

    Mark & Nique Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have this problem, too! Our solution? Pull them by hand...poison is poison, and it is not worth the risk. Plus, all the bending over has helped with my waist line!

    Good luck!
     
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  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Vinegar works on some weeds.
     
  5. Mrs.Carron

    Mrs.Carron Out Of The Brooder

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    Boiling water works well also. I boil water and pour it on my garden path. You could also use left over boiling water from cooking. Try adding vinegar to the boiling water, to help it go further. I have killed grass accidentally by using baking soda, it may work on some weeds as well. My father has used a borax paste on wild violets, he swears that is the only thing to get rid of them. I think he just mixed borax and water together. You can find borax in the laundry isle at the supermarket. Good luck!
     
  6. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Diesel gasoline will work also
     
  7. UrbanChickensRUs

    UrbanChickensRUs Out Of The Brooder

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    We pull by hand or burn them with a Bernzomatic TS4000...very handy
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Diesel gasoline will work also

    The title of the thread is " Need weed spray that won't harm chickens"
     
  9. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vinegar, when they are in full sunlight
     
  10. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Borax could be lethal to the chickens.... vinegar or pull them....
     
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