Using sod in the coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BrazierFamilyFarm, May 13, 2018.

  1. BrazierFamilyFarm

    BrazierFamilyFarm In the Brooder

    Feb 17, 2018
    Rhode Island
    We want to put some new sod in the coop to raise it up and let the girls dig around for a bit before it turns to mud. But we’re worried about the chemicals and pesticides that might come on it. we’ve been rinsing it every day with the garden hose for a week now. Does that seem like long enough? Does anyone have experience with this?? Thanks!
  2. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

    Mar 11, 2017
    South Park, Colorado, USA
    If it was grown with chemicals then the chemicals would be in the grass itself and it may not be safe for them to eat. You cannot just rinse it off if the plant has absorbed the chemicals.

    I do not know how sod is grown and what chemicals may have been used. Perhaps call the company that produces it.
    rosemarythyme likes this.

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