Replanting grass after chickens

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by CalamityFarmNH, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. CalamityFarmNH

    CalamityFarmNH Hatching

    Jun 14, 2012
    I have decided for safety (we recently lost 4 pullets to predation) and my sanity to build a run for my chickens as they have completely killed every single blade of grass in my front yard. Now it's a packed-dirt poo landmine field. Yuck! So, now that they're all nice and cozy in their new enclosure, what will I need to do to neutralize the soil and which variety of grass would be appropriate to recover this area? I live in central NH, Zone 5-6 and the yard is partial shade. Any advice is welcome!
  2. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    suburbia Chicagoland
    As crazy as it sounds, I would water the dirt field to help the nutrients get deeper and/or run off.
    Then, I'd go to my local farm supply store and get a good, balanced sun/shade mix. If you wish grass next spring, you should plant it now so the roots get a chance to start before the ground freezes. But I'd ask the farm store if it's too late for fall for you (if you should wait until spring). Before too long, your front yard will be a lovely shade of white! And it won't matter for a couple months!

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