chickens eating wild mushrooms, should I worry

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Roy Rooster, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Went out today and caught the ladies eating wild mushrooms in the yard.
    I removed the mushrooms but I cannot say how much they ate.

    Do I need to worry?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. NorthestGeorgia14

    NorthestGeorgia14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they not sick no they should be fine.
     
  3. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, they are a healthy bunch. I am usually more careful about removing objects or
    things growing in the yard but I missed these and the chickens found them.
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Chickens tend to shy away from toxic plants while they are free-ranging. If the plants are in an enclosed environment (like their run) then they are more of a danger because chickens will pretty much sample/nibble/decimate any plant available to them if they are penned up. I have seen my ladies munching on some mushrooms while giving a wide berth to others right near by the first ones. They seem to know what is OK and what is not.

    Keep an eye on them, but I think they are probably going to be fine.

    Good luck.
     
  5. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, thanks. They were out free ranging and the mushrooms we no where near their pen, they found them
    while out. I hope they will be fine.
     
  6. NorthestGeorgia14

    NorthestGeorgia14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they smarter then they look.
     
  7. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] That is good to know. Thanks Again.
     

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