Can I feed them...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SarahFair, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Elephant ears canna and morning glory vine?
    Its about that time of year where I need to cut my elephant ears and canna down.
    My MG is going to be down in the next month Im thinking.

    What do you guys think?
  2. geckomama

    geckomama Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    personally don't know if it is okay for them or not.......someone with more experience will come along and answer.

    What I can say is all 7 of mine are still alive and they ate ALL of my hostas and cannas today.........someone [​IMG] wasn't paying attention and they got into my shade garden [​IMG]
  3. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    I thought morning glory was poisinous to everything,I personally wouldnt feed anything like that
  4. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Ohh I forgot about morning glory seeds..
    Ill just throw them in the fire pit.
    But canna and elephant ears?
    I guess Ill as on my gardening forum.
  5. tvtaber

    tvtaber Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    Central CA
    Probably OK, but if it is all the same you might just compost them to be sure. I've fed some calla lillies with no bad effects...
  6. doubleostud

    doubleostud Songster

    Sep 10, 2008
    Stillwater, Oklahoma
    What I have found is they will eat about anything, and if they dont like it they wont, typically they wont eat anything that doesnt sit well with them. of course that may just be my chickens, ducks, and turkeys.
  7. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Who are you wanting to feed that to? Chickens?

    I compost the items you mentioned.
  8. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    NO on the elephant ears. If they bite into a leaf they will end up with many many little tiny spines in their mouths, crop, etc. While this most likely won't kill them it will be extremely unpleasant and may keep them from wanting to eat for a few days.
  9. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Someone told me on the gardening forum its toxic to birds so a no no
  10. NurseELB

    NurseELB Songster

    Oct 16, 2008
    Lacey, WA
    Hello- new to the site, new to chickens, but gardening I know!

    NO MORNING GLORY!! I suggest you wear gloves when you handle it, and don't put it in the compost bin- you will end up with morning glory growing in the bin and then in your garden where you don't want it.

    The ipoema (morning glory) plant has an hallucinogenic property in it, similar to LSD. It can give humans a nasty headache from handling the vines. I can just imagine those poor chickens if they eat it- What to chickens 'trip' on anyways?[​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2008

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