Comprehensive list of poisonous plants and trees

ThePigeonKid

Songster
9 Years
May 24, 2010
1,514
47
186
Ohio - Chickens 3yrs
This is from Chicken Keeping Secrets newsletter http://www.chickenkeepingsecrets.com I thought that I would post this for you all:

Hi Graham,

I'm glad you wrote and you are right to be concerned about the
oak tree.


You would absolutely need to make sure your chickens do not eat
any dropped acorns.


Oak leaves as well as acorns can be toxic to chickens and as
chickens are very curious eaters, you can't assume that they will
know to keep away from them.


Chickens will eat most anything!

This would include screws, Styrofoam, most anything so everyone
LISTEN - make sure your chickens have an area that is completely
free from anything they should not ingest.


When it comes to plants though, I know that personally I tend to
not be quite as vigilant.


Especially if it is a plant that I've planted in my garden.

For this reason, I think it would be a good idea to re-post a
list of plants that are toxic to poultry. We posted this list
quite some time ago but because we have so many new readers each
week and because we could all use a reminder, check out this list
for the safety of your flock.


ARUM LILY
AMARYLLIS
ARALIA
ARROWHEAD VINE
AUTUMN CROCUS
AUSTRALIAN FLAMETREE
AUSTRALIAN UMBRELLA TREE
AVOCADO
AZALEA
BANEBERRY
BEANS: (CASTOR, HORSE, FAVA, BROAD, GLORY, SCARLET RUNNER,
MESCAL, NAVY, PREGATORY)
BIRD OF PARADISE
BISHOP'S WEED
BLACK LAUREL
BLACK LOCUST
BLEEDING HEART OR DUTCHMAN'S BREECHES
BLOODROOT
BLUEBONNET
BLUEGREEN ALGAE
BOXWOOD
BRACKEN FERN
BUCKTHORN
BULB FLOWERS: (AMARYLLIS, DAFFODIL, NARCISSUS, HYACINTH & IRIS)
BURDOCK
BUTTERCUP
CACAO
CAMEL BUSH
CASTOR BEAN
CALADIUM
CANA LILY
CARDINAL FLOWER
CHALICE (TRUMPET VINE)
CHERRY TREE
CHINA BERRY TREE
CHRISTMAS CANDLE
CLEMATIS (VIRGINIA BOWER)
CLIVIA
COCKLEBUR
COFFEE (SENNA)
COFFEE BEAN (RATTLEBUSH, RATTLE BOX & COFFEEWEED)
CORAL PLANT
CORIANDER
CORNCOCKLE
COYOTILLO
COWSLIP
CUTLEAF PHILODENDRON
DAFFODIL
DAPHNE
DATURA STRAMONIUM (ANGEL'S TRUMPET)
DEATH CAMUS
DELPHINIUM
DEVIL'S IVY
DIEFFENBACHIA (DUMB CANE)
ELDERBERRY
ELEPHANT EAR (TARO)
ENGLISH IVY
ERGOT
EUCALYPTUS (DRIED, DYED OR TREATED IN FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS)
EUONYMUS (SPINDLE TREE)
EUPHORBIA CACTUS
FALSE HELLEBORE
FLAME TREE
FELT PLANT (MATERNITY, AIR & PANDA PLANTS)
FIG (WEEPING)
FIRE THORN
FLAMINGO FLOWER
FOUR O'CLOCK
FOXGLOVE
GLOTTIDIUM
GOLDEN CHAIN
GRASS: (JOHNSON, SORGHUM, SUDAN & BROOM CORN)
GROUND CHERRY
HEATHS: (KALMIA, LEUCOTHO, PEIRES, RHODODENDRON, MTN. LAUREL,
BLACK LAUREL, ANDROMEDA & AZALEA)
HELIOTROPE
HEMLOCK: (POISON & WATER)
HENBANE
HOLLY
HONEYSUCKLE
HORSE CHESTNUT
HORSE TAIL
HOYA
HYACINTH
HYDRANGEA
IRIS IVY: (ENGLISH & OTHERS)
JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT
JASMINE (JESSAMINE)
JERUSALEM CHERRY
JIMSONWEED
JUNIPER
KY. COFFEE TREE
LANTANA (RED SAGE)
LARKSPUR
LILY OF THE VALLEY
LILY, ARUM
LOBELIA
LOCOWEED (MILK VETCH)
LOCUSTS, BLACK / HONEY
LORDS & LADIES (CUCKOOPINT)
LUPINE
MALANGA
MARIJUANA (HEMP)
MAYAPPLE (MANDRAKE)
MEXICAN BREADFRUIT
MEXICAN POPPY
MILKWEED, COTTON BUSH
MISTLETOE
MOCK ORANGE
MONKSHOOD
MOONSEED
MORNING GLORY
MTN. LAUREL
MUSHROOMS, AMANITA
MYRTLE
NARCISSUS
NETTLES
NIGHTSHADES: (DEADLY, BLACK, GARDEN, WOODY, BITTERSWEET,
EGGPLANT, JERUSALEM CHERRY)
OAK
OLEANDER
OXALIS
PARSLEY
PEACE LILY
PERIWINKLE
PHILODENDRONS: (SPLIT LEAF, SWISS CHEESE, HEART-LEAF)
PIGWEED
POINCIANA
POINSETTIA
POISON IVY
POISON HEMLOCK
POISON OAK: (WESTERN & EASTERN)
POKEWEED
POTATO SHOOTS
POTHOS
PRIVET
PYRACANTHA
RAIN TREE
RANUNCULUS, BUTTERCUP
RAPE
RATTLEBOX, CROTALARIA
RED MAPLE
RED SAGE (LANTANA)
RHUBARB LEAVES
RHODODENDRONS
ROSARY PEA SEEDS
SAND BOX TREE
SKUNK CABBAGE
SORREL (DOCK)
SNOW DROP
SPURGES: (PENCIL TREE, SNOW-ON-MTN, CANDELABRA, CROWN OF THORNS)
STAR OF BETHLEHEM
SWEET PEA
SWISS CHEESE PLANT (MONSTERA)
TANSY RAGWORT
TOBACCO
UMBRELLA PLANT
VETCH: HAIRY/COMMON
VIRGINIA CREEPER
WATTLE
WEEPING FIG
WHITE CEDAR, CHINA BERRY
WISTERIA
YEWS
YELLOW JASMINE


...I hope you're still here and read through the list.

I know that as I typed it, I was reminded of many very common
plants that I had forgotten were unsafe for my flock.


Again for Graham, I applaud you for being concerned about the
safety of your flock and hope you can come up with a workable
solution for your chickens.


Visit us now for more great chicken keeping advice...

http://www.chickenkeepingsecrets.com/blog/
 

GardenState38

Songster
9 Years
Apr 13, 2011
292
32
164
Yew, monkshood, oleander, pokeweed certainly, but Buckthorn? Elderberry? Which part of the plant? Certainly not the berries. Sorrel? Coriander (aka Cilantro)?

Before everyone strips their yards of all plant life, please realize that, in reality, there are very few cases of chicken death by poisonous plant.
A free-ranging chicken that is well-fed will avoid the majority of these plants, and some of these plants will not cause death with one bite. Some would require on-going, or massive ingestion in order to be fatally toxic. Certainly, confined chickens should never be offered or have access to poisonous plants, but most chickens who have an adequate base diet can co-exist with a number of the above plants.
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rckevlin

Hatching
7 Years
Apr 22, 2012
2
0
7
For the record, my chickens have been eating the leaves off my ornamental fig (Ficus benjamina) since they were babies. No harm done. Not sure if this is the "weeping fig" mentioned, or if it's the fig-producing tree. A friends chickens LOVE the figs, but as far as I know, have never eaten the leaves.

I have a ton of maple and ash seeds in the yard. Wondering if it's okay to feed them to confined chickens...
 

Mskayladog

Songster
7 Years
Apr 19, 2012
791
22
133
New Salisbury, Indiana, First flock
Poison oak and poison ivy?? Do I need to kill it on in the field?? It's in the field I plan on letting them free range. Honeysuckle has taking over some of the horse fencing. Polk we have I pick it young when I find it and fry it up for supper. And sitting here I realize we have a youngish acorn tree back there also.
Will they avoid the bad stuff or do I really need to kill it all off?
 

Innanna

Hatching
7 Years
Jul 26, 2012
2
0
6
Hi, New to chickens...love. Curious about whether lichen that grows on my tree could be harmful to the Girls. Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks, Ann
 

janinepeters

Songster
10 Years
Jun 9, 2009
906
80
153
I agree with Gardenstate38. Elderberry was one from the list that jumped out at me. Mine eat tons of elderberries when in season. I cut whole branches from the bushes that grow wild up the road, and dump them into the chicken yard. The gobble up the berries and no one gets sick. It's possible that if they ate the leaves and stems, they would get sick, but they simply don't eat them. My chickens also have access to rhubarb, parsley, coriander, daffodil, honeysuckle, and some of the other plants on that list. But they choose not to eat them. They always have access to a balanced chicken feed, and they have many different plants to choose from in their yard. They eat what they like - the ones that don't make them sick. There is no reason to purge your yard of these plants.
 

janinepeters

Songster
10 Years
Jun 9, 2009
906
80
153
Innanna, I routinely put logs with mosses and lichens on them, into the brooder box with baby chicks. They jump on and off the logs and peck at.the lichens and mosses, but they don't eat much of it, and none have ever gotten sick. They do, however, like to eat the insects that hide under the mosses and lichens.
 

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