are these berries safe?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by s6bee, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    My hens have discovered that my burning bush has these little red berries to them. They are going crazy over them, are they safe?
     
  2. dlhunicorn

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    I found it on toxic plants to birds list... here is what one site had to say:
    Burning Bush
    This deciduous shrub, which grows eight to twenty feet high, is native to the eastern United States, but is cultivated in gardens everywhere. The two- to five-inch long, opposite leaves are simple, ovalish finely-toothed, and hairy beneath. The leaves, the four-lobed scarlet fruit, and the bark have been found to be poisonous.

    http://www.poultryhelp.com/toxicplants.html#B
    BURNING BUSH (Euonymus spp.); fruit; cardiovascular system affected by the glycosides evobioside, evomonoside, and evonoside.
     
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  3. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Ok, so cardio problems? What type of symptoms may they show? The seem ok, now but I'll have to watch

    Thanks
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    symptoms might be blue (cyanosis) in the comb... they may have got off lucky if their are no visible symptoms
     
  5. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Well, they all look great! So I will keep them in their runs till I can get the berries off!

    Thanks
     
  6. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    What variety of bushes could I plant
    -that would have berries
    -but wouldn't be poisonous to chickens?
     
  7. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine love my raspberries...My little Silkie will jump for them..
    but thats not a bush!
     
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  8. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    I have raspberries, but I don't know if I'm willing to share with the chickies [​IMG]
     
  9. dlhunicorn

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  10. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I you stake your raspberries...they can grow quite tall. It's quite an understood fact that berries 2feet and below are animal berries (the dog likes them too) and above 2' they're for human consumption!

    Sandra
     

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