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I recently read that oak tree leaves and acorns are poisonous to chickens. Not good. I have a large oak tree in my back yard. While the run isn't overly close to it, I did notice some dead leaves in the area that is going to be their run.

So, now what?

Do they know enough not to eat them?

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~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

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post #2 of 7

 

 

 

I can't imagine them foraging enough acorns to hurt them if they're foraging in general and/or being offered standard feed.

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post #3 of 7
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Thank you for that extra information! The funny thing is, I don't really remember seeing the acorns. Just the leaves in the back yard. Will they avoid the leaves?

Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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post #4 of 7

I doubt they'd eat bulk oak leaves.  Likely more apt to dig at them to reveal what's beneath them (grasses, worms, insects, etc) than take much interest in the leaves themselves.  

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post #5 of 7
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Ok, thank you! That makes me feel a lot better...smile.png

Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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post #6 of 7

My chickens free range and they are always in and around oak leaves and I have had 0 problems. They scratch through the leaves for worms, grubs, crickets, etc I have never seen them eat a leaf. 

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Awesome news! Thanks so much!! big_smile.png

Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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