True Green Lawn Care--Dangerous to Chickens???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tail_feather, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. tail_feather

    tail_feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have True Green Lawn Care that treats our lawn. Will their treatment solutions be harmful to our checkens? Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2009
    True Green changed their name......they used to be chem lawn. I would guess that the applications would be toxic. I would coop them for 1 week or so after application as long as there is a good rain. I know that a lot of people will say don't use it at all. There was someone on here that was an organic landscaper and gave recommendations for weeds using organic remedies. Wish I could find the thread.........
     
  3. tail_feather

    tail_feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are totally prepared to discontinue the service. It does make sense that it would be toxic and our chickens will definately come first. Thank you so much for the response!
     
  4. chicken grandma

    chicken grandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my silkie mix hens got very sick after they sprayed our lawn with broad leaf weed killer.
    She was never right again. Don't know if it hurt her liver or kidneys but she died from liver or kidney failure. Vet told us this. We did not do autopsy.
    Now I have weeds and bunnies and a hen in the yard. Would never do that again!
     
  5. tail_feather

    tail_feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH NO! I am sorry! We have really been concerned about it. To maintain a healthy flock I believe we are going to have to discontinue the services.
     
  6. Chickadee55

    Chickadee55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our yard is overrun with fire ants and my little grandson is seriously allergic to their bites. I put ant bait on the beds which works well for a while until they pop up someplace else. But now I have chickens and I'm afraid to let them range in the yard because of the poison. I keep the chickens locked in the run and obviously keep a watchful eye on my grandson. Wish my chickens would just eat the ants.....that would solve both problems. [​IMG]
     
  7. pjknust

    pjknust Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put DE on your fire ant hills. Cover them thick. They will move, but it wont hurt the chickens
    I buy DE in 50 # bags.

    I would NOT put anything on my yard for my chickens to get into. I dont even put tobacco juice on my yard anymore. The chickens have free run of my entire back yard, it belongs to them!

    pam in TX
     
  8. tail_feather

    tail_feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We canceled True Green today. I am glad we did. Thanks to all the responses!
     

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