Another newbie questions about chicken runs and plants

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BYOChickens, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. BYOChickens

    BYOChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    If chickens like to forage in gardens or the wild...what if they eat plants that are poisonous to humans??? I know a lot of plants in landscaping have leaves or berries that are poisonous to us. What do I need to know about this? Does it pass on to the eggs...I am assuming it would. Am I wrong?
     
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SW Ont, Canada
    I wouldnt sweat it. If the plants are poisonous, they probaly won't taste good, so they will more than likely pass on them. I haven't seen my hens eat anything poisonous. They are gonna have so much to choose from ,and the will seek out their favourites, like regular grass, dandelion and plantain, etc.
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Totally not an issue [​IMG]


    Pat
     

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