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Old 09-20-2009, 08:48 AM
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Balanced fert-free range chickens?

Lesco will not give me a straight answer, can i apply 28 0 12 3%fe with free range chickens roaming the property?
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:01 AM
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Lesco doesn't know chickens. Chickens are stupid birds that eat pebbles and grass for the sake of their gizzards. They good easily eat up every available granule of fertilizer they can possibly see.

Unless - it harms them significantly enough that they 'learn' to avoid it. However their memory is good for only 25 seconds, so I wouldn't bet the income on it.

Chickens make great fertilizer anyways.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:21 AM
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Lesco will not give me a straight answer, can i apply 28 0 12 3%fe with free range chickens roaming the property?
Chickens do a good job of fertilization, dethatching and pest control.
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I fert a rather large lawn that's home to free range chickens. The reason they called me is they didn't want what their former LCO's fert choices to hurt the birds. While I don't *think* the 28-0-12 will hurt them, the customer wanted an organic fert because they eat the eggs and birds. I use a 9-0-4 custom fert made of soy and alfalfa meal there. Yes, the chickens may eat some of the fert, but I guess their free range is moving the pen every few days or so. If you have an organic fertilizer option, I think that would be a better choice.
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