Potting soil...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chocobroc, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Chocobroc

    Chocobroc Chirping

    Jul 13, 2010
    Eastern, NC
    Is potting soil toxic or harmful in any way to chicks/chickens?? Potting soil has those white rock like things in it (I don't know what it is called). Anyone have the answer to this one? Thanks.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:The white rock things are vermiculite & perlite. Supposed to be non toxic. There is some speculation that there might be asbestos in it. Supposed to be banned in the US.

  3. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Songster

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH
    I'd probably try to stay away from the potting soil with little fertilizer beads in it (i.e. continuous feeding soil).

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by