Chickens feeding/scratching under Camphor Tree: a Problem?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SarasotaClucker, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. SarasotaClucker

    SarasotaClucker Out Of The Brooder

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    We have some mid-sized camphor trees (Cinnamomum camphora) here in our backyard in Florida -- right where our chickens would be free-ranging. Anyone know if this will be a problem?
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    They'll be fine. Camphor trees are found all over Florida.
     
  3. SarasotaClucker

    SarasotaClucker Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I'm thinking... I can find all sorts of websites that list camphor as toxic, but I also see songbirds gorge on the seeds/fruit and they're not falling out of the sky around here.
     

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