Experience with Lantana and chickens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by asandrews, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. asandrews

    asandrews Hatching

    Jun 13, 2014
    Southern California
    We have a dry sun-baked slope that we are thinking of planting with Lantana, since it won't need much water and the butterflies and hummingbirds like it. The person who recommended it assured me it is totally safe, but now I'm reading that the green berries are poisonous. Does anyone have lantana with chickens? Do they somehow know not to eat the green berries?
  2. So Cal Chic

    So Cal Chic Chirping

    Jun 11, 2014
    I don't but would be interested to know if anyone does. I have tons of Lantana, which I love for all the reasons you mention, but the ladies are confined to an as yet unlandscaped chicken yard.
  3. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    I have a few lantana plants in my yard where the chickens free-range. My chickens spend a lot of time lounging in their shade and after nearly five years they haven't yet bothered the leaves or the seeds.

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