Will Chicken eat weeds away in coop area

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lacysummer, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. lacysummer

    lacysummer Out Of The Brooder

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    i'm new and just starting working on a coop / run.

    I was wondering if I need to completely clear the area were the chicken will be in the run or will they take care of it? Half the area is cleared the other part goes into the wooded area behind our house. I want them to have a large fence in area but don't want to do the work to clear the area will they do it? I

    f you don't think that is a good idea, I could put the run to the side of the house which is under larger trees and shaded most of the time.
     
  2. bearfretworks

    bearfretworks Out Of The Brooder

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    The chickens will denude it in short order![​IMG]
     
  3. 6chix

    6chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont worry they will clear it faster than you may think.
     
  4. peeboo

    peeboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine had no problem knocking out the weeds in their area. i guess it depends on how many chickens and weeds you have.
     
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  5. FlockEweFarm

    FlockEweFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will eat weeds, grass, insects and any small critters that run afoul of them once they have been turned loose in the area! They only thing they are not totally adept at clearing an area of are flies!
     
  6. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

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    Quote:...But it sure is fun to watch them try!
     
  7. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours literally scalped their ground in the coop and run in no time! It was amazing! They loved the greens though!!
     
  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    In case you missed it, everything will be gone!!
     
  9. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put 22 chicks in the pen i mad for tem and they ate so much I was worried and had to post to make sure they weren't going to die.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I wish I had a mobile run so that they could mow the grass.
     

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