I've only just discovered this post. I was always told yhat free range birds won't eat what will hurt them. What mystifies me is, I have a 54 acre property with all types of nuts, fruit and berries among other things. I bought chicks this past March. When they were old enough, I let them free range. One of the first plants they found to strip of fresh new foliage was my gooseberries and currant bushes. Nothing happened. They are beautiful, healthy birds. Now I'm paranoid.
I had lots of Fox Glove love the plants but when I read they were toxic to my flock of geese, ducks and chickens I got rid of everyone. I believe I would have to get rid of the gooseberry if I had any growing here, I'd rather not take the chance.
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