Gotta start somewhere. Should you mow your chicken yard?

We have created an electric fence chicken yard. (more on another post) There have been places that the chickens have not foraged which I am guessing is due to the deep (5 inch) grass surrounding it.


Now here’s the gamble…its mid July, do I cut the grass short and risk dead zone or will it allow them to find the bugs and fresh grass below. Our chicken run is next to a graveyard and we have been trying to keep it clean looking.


I’m going to mow it. We have rain coming for an entire week..seems like the best time to do it.


Update: next day they are all over the new territory. I don’t know if they are seeing the fresh bugs/grass or just happy there are no unseen snakes.

Will update.


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