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I am new to chickens, none yet. I will be building a coop and big run for them in the next month or so. The best shady place in our yard is under a pepper tree. I see that this question has been asked on another thread, but it has mixed answers. Since this is the Southern California section of the forum, I am hoping someone has info on if this is not a good place for my future babies. Thank you for any help, Kim😊😊😊
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Welcome to BYC, the "peppercorns"(not a true peppercorn) are toxic to poultry and other animals so I wouldn't put the coop under the tree.

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Welcome to BYC, the "peppercorns"(not a true peppercorn) are toxic to poultry and other animals so I wouldn't put the coop under the tree.

 

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I am new to chickens, none yet. I will be building a coop and big run for them in the next month or so. The best shady place in our yard is under a pepper tree. I see that this question has been asked on another thread, but it has mixed answers. Since this is the Southern California section of the forum, I am hoping someone has info on if this is not a good place for my future babies. Thank you for any help, Kim😊😊😊

 

 

I have pepper trees with pink peppercorns.  My chickens LOVE them.  I have heard in large quantities they will cause upset stomachs in  HUMANS if we eat too many, but I have had absolutely no problems with my chickens eating hundreds and hundreds of the peppercorns and leaves from the branches.  

Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock.  Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix.  6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy.  Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo.  Tiny chicks too many to count.
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Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock.  Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix.  6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy.  Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo.  Tiny chicks too many to count.
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