We are backyard chicken newbie's, and have recently acquired 4 adorable little chicks that are growing like weeds. We have been busy building them a coop and hen house in the corner of our yard, but have recently discovered that the large tree hanging over it may be a black cherry tree. I am reading now that black cherry tree leaves can be poisonous to livestock, particularly horses and cows, but not clear if that applies to chickens. Have any other chicken owners had a black cherry tree near their birds, and if so, did they eat the leaves, and were there any problems? We would hate to cut down the tree, and don't have too many alternate spots for the coop.