Fungus

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Shawn Wilder, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Shawn Wilder

    Shawn Wilder New Egg

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    I have five Buff Orpingtons, that are 3 1/2 months old. Growing quickly, getting big, healthy. We are raising them organically, without antibiotics, organic feed, etc. I let them free range for most of the day without difficulty. The other day I saw them converged on something that was holding their interest for a while, not like bugs that they like to chase. As I approached, I observed them eating a large "toadstool" type of fungus. I shooed them away and destroyed the fungus. That was 5 days ago. They are still alive, and I don't think they had any hallucinations that day. Do chickens know which fungus they can eat, which ones will harm them?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Hallucinations????? Hahaha.
    I don't think it is harmful. I don't think they will eat anything nasty that is growing. Man-made?-that would be dangerous.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    So that's why my rooster was staring at the wall and listening to Jimi Hendrix the other day! [​IMG]
    Mine have nibbled at mushrooms. Most they pass up. All still alive and well.
     

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