Simple question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Drosera, May 13, 2008.

  1. Drosera

    Drosera Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it ok to use grass clippings in an outdoor pen, as food or bedding?

    Thanks.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Careful with long grass clippings, eating too many may cause an impacted crop. finly chopped would work, but it would be best to leave on the lawn for it's maintence.
     
  3. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not put the chickens on the lawn, then you wouldn't need to cut it.[​IMG]
     
  4. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    .... because you won't have grass! [​IMG]
     
  5. WikkitGateFarm

    WikkitGateFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    ...but no grass means no long grass to cause crop impactions, and much less yard work! [​IMG]
     
  6. Texas Fluffy Feet

    Texas Fluffy Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Drosera

    Drosera Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the replies. I was just wondering because I have an area that really piles up the clippings too much when I mow the lawn.

    No chance letting the birds out at this time. I couldn't afford the amount of gating I'd need for our property.

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  8. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think your chickens would love to have some as a treat. Just take care to follow silkiechicken advice about long strands of grass. Also you probably don't want to use this as your main bedding. It will be wet (not to touch), and that could be bad as far as harboring disease. The goal is to keep the bedding dry.
     

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