The coop will be finished this weekend (enough to live in, if not the aesthetically pleasing external touches). Yesterday Linda began weedwhacking the area where their pen will be (this pen is where they'll hang the first couple of weeks as they get acclimated, while we fence in the very large ranging area for them), and discovered a large quantity of poison ivy. Removing it by hand is out of the question (we both are sensitive to it). We don't have goats, and don't have neighbors with goats we could borrow. Does anyone use Roundup or its ilk where they're going to be raising poultry? Do you then avoid the eggs, and if so for how long? If we use the Roundup this weekend, will it be safe to bring chickens home next weekend as we're planning?
I'm hoping you more experienced chicken peeps can offer some thoughts here--Thank you!
Oh--and happy Friday!