- Nov 16, 2011
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- Southeast VA
Oh gosh!!! Scratching rhubarb off the seed list!When a small backyard flock free-ranged in my yard, they didn't do a lot of damage to my bluegrass and white clover lawn.
I didn't appreciate them destroying the hosta and they scratched up the flower beds. (One may have poisoned herself on the rhubarb - died the same day as the first attack on those plants .)
Moving a small pen around the backyard didn't work. Within a couple of hours they would damage part of the lawn within that confined space. I think that chickens will always dig holes to dust bathe but will have favorite spots.
Pasture grasses are likely to have much stronger roots than lawngrass.