Will lime hurt my flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by olchickendude, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. olchickendude

    olchickendude New Egg

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    I want to lime my garden. will it be ok to let my chickens onto it. I would like to let them have the garden left overs.
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Should be fine, I think.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    You're using hydrated lime? I wait three hard rains or about a month for it to soak into the ground before I let my animals into it. Hydrated lime can burn.
     
  4. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    Agricultural lime /garden lime is safe...its diff than hydrated lime and as long as it turned in the soil it wont hurt them.
     
  5. olchickendude

    olchickendude New Egg

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    I will be useing agricltural lime. I have 6 hens and use a moveable run so I will just lime around the run and then move it after a few good rains. I live in Oregon so should not have to wait very long.[​IMG]
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Ag lime can be around chickens/livestock with no wait. There is no danger of burns with ag lime.
     

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