suitable ground for coop & Run?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chookfeed, May 22, 2007.

  1. chookfeed

    chookfeed Hatching

    May 22, 2007
    Hi, I'm at my new place and transfering my 4 chickens over soon. The run & coop area would be located on a garden patch that has soil conditioner (which contains treated sewage, I think) and topped with black mulch. Would this be suitable and safe for the chickens to peck and scratch on? Would their eggs be safe to consume?
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    I tend to land on the paranoid side of the fence most often. I would want to check with the source of the treated sewer sludge to see if it had any bad stuff in it, like mercury, or chemicals. You are what you eat. But then, chickens eat some pretty gross stuff, so their livers must be made of cast iron.


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