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Chickens and agarita

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Frazars Farm, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. Frazars Farm

    Frazars Farm In the Brooder

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    agarita grows wild in parts of Texas, and other parts of the southwest. It produces edible red berries, and I am wondering if anyone knows if they are safe for chickens, and if chickens like to eat them. It is a thorny bush, so also if anyone knows of dangers.
     
  2. texsuze

    texsuze Songster 5 Years

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    I have a small agarita bush growing near the barn driveway. Between the mockingbird and me, there aren't many of the delicious berries left for the chooks to eat! I do pick them off and feed them to my hens, mainly so they won't have to work around the sharp leaf points to get to them. Agarita berries make nice jelly, but collecting the berries is tough! My chooks never seem to be that interested in getting to the berries unless they see me messing with the bush first. Then, they have to inspect as usual!

    If you are relocating from WA, welcome to Texas! [​IMG]
     

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