Are Dutchman's pipe vines poisonous to chickens?

Country4ever

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I'm wanting to plant a Dutchman's pipevine to grow up one side of my chicken run, but thought I'd better find out first if its poisonous to them.
Any ideas?
Thanks.
 

digitS'

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It must not be of much concern as a toxic weed because I don't find it listed by Auburn University or Texas A & M, altho' I'm guessing that it grows across the South.

The University of Florida does have some things to say about Aristolochia littoralis, which is the cultivated ornamental vine, including: "these plants are highly toxic."

It may be that livestock won't generally eat this plant even where it occurs as an invasive but if you plant it with chickens in confinement, I'd bet they'd eat it.

Steve
 

zazouse

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I had some growing last year and they did not hurt my chickens, don't know if they ate them or they just died over the winter but they did not come back this year.

I have some seeds from last year i am going to plant them in the spring, it's a really cool plant.
 

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