Unsure of weeds in New run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chickidee7, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Chickidee7

    Chickidee7 New Egg

    Apr 18, 2017
    I am new to chickens and working on my run. My chicks are only 2 weeks old so it will be a while before they are out there, but I worry about the weeds/plants that grow in the only area of my yard the run will work.
    I do not knkwbwhat kind the low growing weed is. Also, morning glory type vines grow on the ground in that area too. No grass.
    What can I do go rid the area of these? I can't use weed killer can I?
    Dig them up? Till?
    Please help!
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC - so glad you've joined us!
    Have no fear, your flock (even as young as they are/will be when moved to the run) will have the ground clear of vegetation in short order with their scratching and pecking. I've yet to have a bird get into something bad. That being said, if you are truly worried about it you could pull the weeds, "scalp" the ground with a weedeater, etc.
  3. cordy and co

    cordy and co Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 19, 2017
    I will be raising some dorkings for a friend with a hen that won't sit. Will they do well with my other chicks (leghorn and Sussex)?
  4. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2015
    SW Ohio
    You didn't mention your location but I'm in the Midwest and haven't had our chickens eat anything bad. We throw our weeds from the landscaping (and grass clippings) in the run. The chickens love picking through it for bugs, worms and seed. They eat the greens as well.

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