Will Round up hurt the chickens?

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  1. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I put a fence up and have to use round up at my place around any fence line.

    Round up does not hurt animals, but what about chickens?

    Ellie
     
  2. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was wondering the same thing as we need to Round Up after all this rain. [​IMG]


    I know is says 30 minutes it is animal safe. I think I would wait until it is dry completely just to be safe especially since my family eats the eggs.
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Why use a herbacide to kill plants? It may say it's safe for animals
    but why use a chemical when there are better ways?

    Options:
    Let your chickens eat the plants.
    Wead Whacker
    Propane torch - Home Depot and Lowes sells a long propane torch you
    screw a small canister in to. I have one and love it. It kill weads in walls,
    sidewalks, or anywhere you need it in a confined space.

    I'm no tree hugger but it boggles my mind why so many people use chemicals
    to do things a little elbow grease will do fine. Agent Orange was harmless too,
    once upon a time.

    Please don't take this as an attack. It's not meant to be.
     
  4. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Options:
    Let your chickens eat the plants.

    LOL if my chickens ate them I would not have to use Round Up [​IMG]
     
  5. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    Tie a goat to each fence post. That should work.
     
  6. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:Ya, a Toro Goatmower. [​IMG]
     
  7. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok here is my weed killing recipie.
    2 gallon of vinigar
    1.5lbs of table salt
    2 tbl spoons of dish soap,
    = )
    my secret is out.
     
  8. dbjay417

    dbjay417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    weed killer???

    There ain't much that would survive a dowsing in that concoction!

    LoL

    Thats one thing i love about living in a partially developed territory. Puerto Rico is still a very utilitarian place. It doesnt have to be pretty, just functional. only time i concern myself with weeds is when they genuinely bother me, or threaten my plants.

    Either way, after a good rain, the ground is tender and i can yank weeds by hand.
     
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  9. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Regardless of whether RU hurts chickens, if you're eating their eggs, it's gonna hurt you. Herbicides are seriously implicated in breast cancer (from personal experience) and if you're spraying them on your property, some will drift onto SOME plant the chickens eat, and those types of chemicals do not break down and go away easily, they remain in animals bodies, fat, livers: do your really want to be eating a poison?

    No offense to anyone who uses toxic chemicals is meant, I just for the LIFE of me cannot imagine why anyone would jeopardize the health of themselves, their family and neighbors (kids especially) for the sake of a neat lawn. But like I said, I almost died so I feel very strongly about this!

    Stacey
     
  10. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:I can't give you a real hug but you deserve this: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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