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Cauliflower leaves toxic?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by scarletbaby, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. scarletbaby

    scarletbaby In the Brooder

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    Ive been looking up plants that are toxic to chickens and found the forum on here which listed them all. One of them said the Brassica spp (cabbage, kale,) but says nothing about cauliflower leaves or brussel sprout leaves. So are they toxic?
     

  2. BJnMe

    BJnMe In the Brooder

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    I am not sure about chickens, but my goats eat them both to the root.
     
  3. hencrazy

    hencrazy Songster

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    My chickens haven't died from them yet.
     
  4. jomoncon

    jomoncon Songster

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    My 8 little RIRs - 13 weeks old today - have been eating my excess brassica leaves, broccoli, cauliflower & cabbage, for the past 2 months with absolutely no problems. They especially love the broccoli & cauliflower.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Mine will pick cauliflower down to the roots. No problems here.
     
  6. kla37

    kla37 Songster

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    My chickens love all things brassica.... esp the greens!
     
  7. headofthecoop

    headofthecoop In the Brooder

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    Mine haven't ever had a problem eatting it either. I try to give them all the green I can in the winter
     

  8. woodmort

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    No, they're the same thing as cabbage or any of that family. All are good food as long as it isn't overdone. You have to vary diet.
     

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