Citrus and Aloe Plants

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Eggie and Me, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Eggie and Me

    Eggie and Me Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    Southern California
    I read that citrus is not good to feel your flock. Ok - why??[​IMG] We're newbies and haven't even purchased our chicks yet.

    How about Aloe plants any idea if those would be harmful?[​IMG]

    We're about done with our coop and want to fence their yard. We also want to be sure that our future gals don't have any harmful temptations in their area.....

    Thanks in advance for any and all your helpful advice. It's greatly appreciated..
  2. wolfie

    wolfie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2009
    Fort Worth
    I am not sure but I have Aloe and my chickens never bother pecking it but they can't reach them either because I keep them on a stand on my porch. (the aloe not the chickens)
  3. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    my chickens leave the aloe and the lemon tree alone....

    Now they have had leftover lemon chicken a time or problem

  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    Small amounts of either one are fine for them to eat.
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    My birds love grapefruit but I rarely give it to them.
  6. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    None of my birds ever liked any citrus fruits. I also have citrus trees in the yard(most chickens are totally free range).. they leave the trees alone.. except for one tree, for some reason the chickens found it edible and defoilated it(the worst offender has been sold so it's recovering now, no problem). None of the chickens seemed affected by eating that tree either.

    Don't have aloe.. but do have various succulents.. have to keep them outside of the yard where the chickens are in- apparently most succulents are very delicious. Turtles find them delicious too BTW. (the succulents that is!)

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