Camellia Bush?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dlfridie, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. dlfridie

    dlfridie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2009
    Can chickens eat Camellia Bushes?

    There's a huge bush on the back of the house that needs to come down and I think it's Camellia. I would love to give it to my hens.
  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    UCDavis has good news on your camellia, dlfridie, but I'm not sure if you should consider it a food plant:

    It isn't on the UCDavis "Toxic Plants" list.

    But, camellia is on their "Safe Plants" list.

    (Now, maybe you should make yourself sure that it is, in fact, a camellia. [​IMG])

  3. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 4 camillia japonica bushes in my backyard. The chickens have never touched them except to hide under. I don't think they would eat them unless they were absolutely starving. FYI, camillia sinesis is what most regular tea is made out of.
  4. Porch Chickens

    Porch Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2013
    You'll mostly know if it's a camellia by the shape of the flowers and leaves. My chickens LOVE to eat the flowers from my camellia.Big pink blossoms that almost look like a rose in full bloom. They don't eat the leaves but love the blossoms!

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