are goldflame spirea poisonous to chickens?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ducks_rcool329, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. ducks_rcool329

    ducks_rcool329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I was wondering if anyone knew if Goldflame Spireas are poisonous to chickens? I was going to put one in their run for them to peck at. Thanks [​IMG]
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  2. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I honestly don't have a clue. I do know I have had chickens for about 40 years and have never had one die from eating plants. Seems they know what and what not to eat. I have had poisonous flowers, trees, poison oak and ivy. So just in case it is I would just get a lettuce head, tomato or watermelon instead and let them peck at that.

    I only wish my dogs were as smart as chickens when it came to eating. Recently my little JRT ate some mushrooms that come up in the grass and put her into renal failure. 5 days at the vet getting fluids to flush her kidneys. I paid for the vets first year of college.

    Chickens aren't dumb
     
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  3. Dybael

    Dybael Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, they're not on the list as far as I can see? It'll probably be ok.
     
  4. ducks_rcool329

    ducks_rcool329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks [​IMG] I have done some more google-ing, and I have nto found anyone saying that they are bad for chickens.

    TedJan92_in_Idaho: I honestly don't have a clue. I do know I have had chickens for about 40 years and have never had one die from eating plants. Seems they know what and what not to eat. I have had poisonous flowers, trees, poison oak and ivy. So just in case it is I would just get a lettuce head, tomato or watermelon instead and let them peck at that.

    I only wish my dogs were as smart as chickens when it came to eating. Recently my little JRT ate some mushrooms that come up in the grass and put her into renal failure. 5 days at the vet getting fluids to flush her kidneys. I paid for the vets first year of college.

    Chickens aren't dumb

    I'm so sorry to hear about that. [​IMG]
    The vet can be very expensive [​IMG]
     
  5. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is doing great. [​IMG] She makes funny sounds and sounds like the Tazmanian devil when she is playing. I really love her


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