Chickens and Poison Ivy

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Zahboo, May 11, 2010.

  1. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    Chicken ivy is climbing over my fence and was wondering if my chickens will be okay eating it? Can't find anything online about it. It's the vining kind, not the shrub. Definitley poison ivy (wish I had known that before weedwacking half of it!) Any ideas on how to get rid of it?
     
  2. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 18, 2010
    Henderson, NC
    Find a goat on craigslist, let him work on it for a while then post him back on there. Thats what we did and poison ivy is all gone and goat left our house about 5 lbs. heavier.
     
  3. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I don't want to get an animal just to get rid of it and it can't substain on just ivy. Can't afford another type of animal feed anyway.
     
  4. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    I put my run around a whole bunch of poison ivy and within a month it was gone. Well, everything is gone now except the dirt... LOL Gotta love chickens!!
     
  5. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    No ill effects? I don't know how to get rid of the roots, I'm oooober allergic to the stuff, my whole family is. So once my chickens peck it down, maybe any ideas?
     

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