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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by angelinthemorning, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. angelinthemorning

    angelinthemorning Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2011
    Newbie here, but enjoying the journey. Chicks are 2 and 1 weeks in the house brooder.

    Spring is not working with us much as far as getting the coop and run area ready. It is where my water garden use to be, so filling in with bare dirt. Thought I would have time to plant and let there be "something" growing before the chicks could destroy [​IMG]

    For now the plan is get the coop set and fenced in. Then will seed the area with annual rye, along with some swiss chard, parsley, and collard greens seeds covered with hay to mulch, before the chickens get the space. There is also a clump of pampas grass in the run that is staying, hope it makes it.

    Any thoughts on what to add that might survive and grow really quick.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    If you're talking about putting them out there in 5 or 6 weeks, it really doesn't matter much because it will be gone in short order. I'd probably get some clover or annual rye or similar ground cover seed from the feed store, which is sold in bulk here.

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