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are these poisonous to chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Autumn T, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. Autumn T

    Autumn T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my yard has several pecan trees both native and cultured. are pecans safe for chickens?

    also the area we have the future coop (can't move it too heavy!) there are China Berry trees. the local birds eat them but are they safe for chickens?

    we also have some mistletoe I am trying to get rid of. again I know the wild birds eat it

    TIA
     
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i have a big pecan tree in my yard,, my chickens eat them things up,,, of course we shell em for them,, but they love them,, none have died yet [​IMG]
     
  3. crazy hen quartet

    crazy hen quartet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Autumn T

    Autumn T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CHINABERRY TREE (Melia azedarach); fruit, bark; plant contains convulsants.

    MISTLETOES (Phoradendron spp.); leaves, stems, berries; gastrointestinal tract affected by toxalbumins; plant also causes dermatitis.

    great


    thank goodness pecans and pear trees are ok.
    wonder if hubby will cut down those chinaberry trees?
    they are huge! and the branches are breaking in the winds storms
     
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  5. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I gotta say again that a list from the Reptile Keeper's Handbook on a business website that is no longer in the poultry business just seems plain odd [​IMG].

    However, here's one for humans:

    UCDavis

    and, here's one for livestock:

    West Virginia University

    and, here's one for veterinarians [​IMG]:

    Merck Veterinary Manual

    ALL, list chinaberry as toxic . . . including, as Autumn T notes, that list for the iguanas [​IMG].

    Steve
     
  6. Autumn T

    Autumn T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol
    thanks for the info
     
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  7. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    NO WAY! We rack Pecans all the time for our chickens! They cant get enough off them [​IMG] Just sweep a bunch into your drive way, run over them, and sweep them out. Your guys and gals will have a field day!
     
  8. Autumn T

    Autumn T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have so many pecans we free-cycled about 10 people hauling off 5+ grocery bags each last summer

    I am so glad to have somewhere besides the mower for the nuts to go!
     
  9. red star11

    red star11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I add crushed nuts to my chickens feed and they love it.[​IMG]
     
  10. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens go crazy for ANY nut!!!!! Even if you throw it in the pool, they still go after it!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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