Are the berries from the Burning Bush toxic to chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mexiontheloose, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Mexiontheloose

    Mexiontheloose In the Brooder

    Jun 28, 2012
    My Coop
    So we have a "burning bush" in our back yard, and it is boring and green most of the year, then the leaves turn bright red in the fall. After the leaves turn red, the bush produces these orange/reddish berries on it.

    I have yet to let the chickens out to free range since the berries have formed because I can't find any information on whether or not they are toxic to chickens. Can anyone give me any information on this? I know the girls will totally start chowing down on these berries, so I want to make sure they won't hurt them.


  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    I don't know about chickens, but the local birds love them. They have planted the hillside with plants now. The plants have become an invasive species. Yikes. I do love them in the fall though. Gloria Jean
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    I was going to say the same, the wild birds love them, so I doubt they would hurt the chickens, I haven't seen mine eating the berries but they probably have.
  4. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    I doubt that chickens will eat anything bad for them, if they have choices. Considering that chickens have been around for a long time with no help from us, they should be fine.


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