Are laurel leaves safe?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kickinchicken, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have about 30 feet of laurel garland that I'd love to put in the run for the girls to play with. Is this safe for chickens?
     
  2. Staceyfeindt

    Staceyfeindt Out Of The Brooder

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    There are many types of laurel. Mountain laurel is toxic to animals. That is they only type I am sure about.
     
  3. Staceyfeindt

    Staceyfeindt Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm guessing yours is Bay laurel, used in decorations usually. Google it and see if you can match the leaves with a photo. I'd say don't give it too them though, if it is in the same family as Mountain laurel, which we know is bad news for animals when they eat it.
     

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