Garden Plants/Flowers and Chickens???

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Kat's Silly Chickens, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Kat's Silly Chickens

    Kat's Silly Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked in the FAQ's to see if there was a question on garden plants/flowers and chickens.
    Is there a list anywhere of Garden Plants/Flowers that are harmful to chickens? Or a list that's not harmful to chickens?
    Please direct me to where I might find this info...
    Thank You,
    Kat
     
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    There's nothing I know of that's toxic to chickens, that isn't toxic to other animals, as far as plants go. I've always just used the general toxic plants lists. You can do a search on google.com or any search engine for toxic garden plants. I have a book, too.

    In general, they don't tend to bother toxic plants out in the yard. They normally go eat something else that isn't toxic. I think a lot of toxic plants are bitter. You have to be the most careful with what's in their run, because without much fresh greenery in there, they'll eat whatever there is to satisfy the need for green feed.
     
  3. Kat's Silly Chickens

    Kat's Silly Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you for the help. Mom wants to plant garden flowers around the outside of their run, and I wanted to make sure we don't plant something that can hurt them.
    I'll check google.
     

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