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    is it safe to use weedkiller on my chicken plot and if so how long should i keep the chicks away from the treated area

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    Most weedkilers are safe to animals and pets once they have dried,but chickens do scrape around a bit and peck at things so not to sure.
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    Don't your chickens eat the weeds? Mine do, except for daisies
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    I have a huge patch in the corner of my yard which would be perfect to enclose in for the hens, but there are loads of weeds, and a LOT of nettles in there.
    My hens don't arrive for a week or two, and even when they do arrive I am fine to keep them out of that area while the weedkiller is "dispersing" or whatever it does.

    Can I just liberally spray Roundup all over that patch and kill off the nettles before fencing it in for the girls??? Or is that a huge no-no?

    Thanks in advance!

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    I would pull or cut the nettles off and leave the hens to clear the rest of the weeds.
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    I wouldn't risk mixing chickens and weedkiller, what weeds they don't eat they'll trample down anyway
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    I agree with shirlthegirl- they really will clear up any bits of weeds that are left very quickly- I'd just cut/pull the weeds enough to set up the chicken enclosure & let the chooks do the rest

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    So they're safe to be around nettles then?
    Sorry, it's just that I'm not from the UK and we don't have nettles back home so I wasn't sure if it was ok to have them near nettles.
    Thanks all, I'll leave well enough alone and let them do their own thing.

    Cheers

    Ness

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