Chicken just ate bunch of basil seeds...Are they toxic??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DianeB, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. DianeB

    DianeB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two hens just ate basil seed they knocked off the plant. I googled toxicity of basil seeds and could not find much info. It is only listed as a skin irratant and possible carcigenic for humans. Nothing on pets or birds.

    Are basil seeds toxic to birds? I think they may have been eating these seeds for a while, but I am not sure.

    Thank You
    DB
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I think you're fine. I just did a quick search and some people use the medicinally or make tea.

    Imp- Hmmm Pesto chicken. [​IMG]
     
  3. IN-farmgirl

    IN-farmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you will have basil plants growing around your yard in the spring!![​IMG]
     
  4. DianeB

    DianeB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the seeds survive the trip through the chicken's digestive system.
     
  5. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine pick the seeds off the plants--before then demolishing the plants. Greedy Boogers! They won't hurt them.
     

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