Organic Weed control

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CDennis, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have free range chickens, need advice on organic weed control for our lawn. Our lawn is about 1 acre of grass. Any suggestion would be great. Thanks
     
  2. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure what you mean but the chickens will control any and all weeds.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, they will control your grass as well.

    Try vinegar.
     
  4. KanakaNui

    KanakaNui Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea,

    Your birds should handle it.[​IMG]

    Like what ddawn said vinegar for spot weed control. Corn gluten meal make a pretty good pre-emergent weed control. There are propane torches available for weed control as well. You don't really burn the weeds, just wilt them with the torch. There are other organic weed treatments-usually a mix of camphor/cinnamon oil and acetic acid(vinegar) I'm not sure they are safer for birds than poison.
     
  5. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your best bet is to use 20% vinagar for spot weeding, but take note that it will kill anything green it gets on including your grass. Use corn gluten in spring and fall as a pre-emergent to stop weed seeds from germinating. (Don't use this product in a garden) You can get both items at garden centers, but probably not the box stores.....ie. Walmart, Lowes,....ect. Any more gardening questions just PM me. [​IMG]
     
  6. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I must have lazy birds, they have no interest in weeds. Am I feeding them too much? They do however really like bugs and thats a plus in my book.
     
  7. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    What weeds are you trying to control. Different solutions for different weeds...

    Pat
     
  8. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens have done a pretty good job with everything but morning glory? I think that is what its called, white flowers the size of quarters, green plants and all over my grass. Any advice on organic weed control for morning glory?
     
  9. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    morning glories are usually climbing something. i don't think i've ever seen them just growing the grass - and they're usually purple or blue. they're very pretty but can choke out other things that you want to be there.
     

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