Clover and other bad plants

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MendonMan, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. MendonMan

    MendonMan Out Of The Brooder

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    I see clover on the list as bad for chickens. I, as do most people, have clover in my yard. Are the chickens smart enough to avoid? It says it can also cause contact dermatitis. Will they not walk on it?

    My lawn is chemical-free but it seems if I section off a part for them to roam during the day, they'll all be dead at the end of the day! The list of bad plants is daunting.

    Will they avoid plants that are toxic to them?

    Charles
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2012
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As with many plants on the toxicity list, it is only a part of the plant that might be harmful. With clover, the leaves are perfectly fine, it is, apparently, the seeds that could be harmful.
     
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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  4. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 17 that have been eating clover since they were young and still walking,squawking and laying. Like most things moderation is probably key.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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