Coop under a pepper tree?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Kim4810, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Kim4810

    Kim4810 In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2016
    Southern California
    I am new to chickens, none yet. I will be building a coop and big run for them in the next month or so. The best shady place in our yard is under a pepper tree. I see that this question has been asked on another thread, but it has mixed answers. Since this is the Southern California section of the forum, I am hoping someone has info on if this is not a good place for my future babies. Thank you for any help, Kim[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Songster

    Sep 30, 2015
    Welcome to BYC, the "peppercorns"(not a true peppercorn) are toxic to poultry and other animals so I wouldn't put the coop under the tree.
  3. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

    Aug 21, 2009
    Southern California

    I have pepper trees with pink peppercorns. My chickens LOVE them. I have heard in large quantities they will cause upset stomachs in HUMANS if we eat too many, but I have had absolutely no problems with my chickens eating hundreds and hundreds of the peppercorns and leaves from the branches.

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