Keeping a Lawn with Chickens

We moved the chicken coop a bit ago and ever since I have been fighting to get my grass back where the coop used to be. Here it is right when we moved it: 20130302-195013.jpg

And this is now, not much has changed aside from some leveling.

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I can see the little bits of grass coming up through the dirt and mess but between the dog and the chickens the poor little blades of grass have no hope! I has seen a solution about a year ago but i had completely forgotten about it until The Homestead Survival posted them on their site today!

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These grazing frames are awesome! They let the chickens graze on all the green grass they love so much without tearing the roots up. Definitely a good solution.

In the next week I will find time to get 10 ft of 2in. X 2in. untreated wood to build the frames. Luckily I already have tons of the 1/2in hardware mesh to screen it with. Lindsey found a big bundle recently and gave it to me, she rocks!

Have any of you ever tried this solution? What other solutions have you used or would you recommend?

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Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

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Silly little chicks

My little pullets finally have names, this is Lucy and Ethel. And my little Barred Rock is Starla.

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Last week my chicks turned 5 weeks and were quickly outgrowing their brooder, I knew it was time to move them to coop. But the day before I moved them I wanted them to get an hour or so in the yard.

They cracked me up, their personalities are already so strong!
Lucy and Ethel don’t like being apart, well I should say Ethel hates being away from Lucy. She started calling out for Lucy when she cannot see her. They are ridiculous.

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When I first brought them out they ran around in a group with their wings half open, their beaks open, and clicking their tongues. This was new to me.

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The funniest thing to me was that Lucy kept flying up to me and wanting to be in my face.

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That’s all for now, tomorrow I will share their move to their new home.