Rye Grass & Flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dianehodges, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. dianehodges

    dianehodges Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2010
    My chickens do not free range but have a large coop with access to a fenced outside area Of course nothing can grow there I scratched up the dirt and sprinkled rye grass seed in the area The chickens have not been able to go out and the grass is growing very well All of a sudden I have the bright idea to do some research on this There are pros and cons I just need to know if it is safe for them to eat the grass before I let them out

    1 veteran 1 roo 7 hens 6 chicks 2 kittens 1 very old cat 1 chocolate lab
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    It's "safe" but they will scratch up and kill a lot more of it than they will eat

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