Seeding a new lawn

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by groomshop, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. groomshop

    groomshop New Egg

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    I need to reseed my lawn. My chickens get free run of the place. I need sugestions on how to do this. I can do some parts at a time and I can leave the girls in there run for as long?? as it might take. Will they eat the seed~I am sure of it~ they eat everything! but will it be ok even after the grass starts growing? Thanks
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Unless you plan on keeping them off of it permanently they're going to trash it in no time.
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    DH just planted a bunch of grass seed in the spot where our propane tank used to be. The chickens thought it was delicious.
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Okay, so what about sodding? Hubby is a golf course superintendent and is beside himself at the state of our lawn- albeit not entirely the chickens fault, as we have dogs and flooding, but nonetheless, we will never be able to truly establish a lawn, even with all of his expertise. I was thinking about sodding- he was thinking of giving up.

    Has anyone ever sodded, and if so, would moderate ranging, supervised, be something the yard could withstand?
     
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    That would probaly depend on the size of the yard and the number of chickens. Mine haven't trashed the yard (unless you count eating all flowers and vegetables), but my yard is over 7 acres.
     

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