free ranging flock and mushrooms

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cmaranhao, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. cmaranhao

    cmaranhao In the Brooder

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    winter is here so I have plenty of mushrooms growing up everywhere due to lots of humidity. Since I do not know how to recognize a safe mushrooms to eat I though I should take some pictures to show them here.

    Can my flock go safe and eat these if they feel like it?

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  2. Ghosty

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    All those LBM's, little brown mushrooms, are hard to identify, and probably aren't safe. I just rely on good instinct.
     
  3. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    I'm pretty sure chickens don't eat mushrooms.
     
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  4. cmaranhao

    cmaranhao In the Brooder

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    what do you mean, they avoid them?
     
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Most mushrooms aren't safe to eat, and free ranging birds with lots of choices do avoid them. I certainly wouldn't pile them up in their coop!
    Here we have mushrooms all over the place, a few edible, and mostly not, and it's been fine.
    Mary
     
  6. ShannonR

    ShannonR Songster

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    I have fed my chickens edible mushrooms and they want nothing to do with them.
     
  7. cmaranhao

    cmaranhao In the Brooder

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    ok, if it works for you I will also try and see how this goes. I am more relaxed now as I do not want my little girls sick due to the mushrooms.

    thanks for your tips.
     

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