Can chickens eat bay tree leaves?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PlymouthsRock, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. PlymouthsRock

    PlymouthsRock New Egg

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    We have just expanded our run, and have put it under a bay tree.
    Is it OK for chickens to eat bay leaves? Cause eventually some leaves will get in the run.
     
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  2. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know if they should, but I think they will. Mine ate my small curry leaf tree, which I believe is related, down to nothing. Mine don't however eat many things with leaves as thick and hard as bay. They don't eat the live oak leaves very well, and they are about the thickness of a bay leaf.

    I don't know about toxicity.
     

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