weed killer and chickens...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by holderh, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. holderh

    holderh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2011
    Im going to try and work on my flower beds this week. Does anyone know of a weed preventive that I can put under and on mulch thats also safe around chickens if they eat it? I usually pull them but last year they got out of control and I couldn't keep up....the black plastic never helps so I've given up on that...my birds free range so they are always digging in the beds and taking dust baths......
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    Enough mulch should keep the weeds down. For the weeds that do grow, their nemesis will be the chickens. My chickens keep most of the weeds in the yard trimmed off at the soil line.

    Before the chickens foraging in the yard, we would have foot tall winter weeds everywhere by now. What there are this year are 1 inch tall. I don't use herbicides inside the fenced area where the chickens feed.

    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013
  3. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My chickens are my weed killers there is not a single weed anywhere in our yard I am thinking about letting them in the front yard for awhile tommrow just to get those weedsw

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