harmful or harmless plant?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Livinwright Farm, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Livinwright Farm

    Livinwright Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2011
    Carroll County
    CHIA seed/ sativa plant... Ok or dangerous for chickens? I got a couple packets of this seed for free from the local health food/ natural/ organic store and am wondering if it would be okay to plant them in the chickens area, or in a pot to bring into the barn. [​IMG]
  2. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2011
    I don't see how they can harmful they are a super health food like flax or quinoa.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Are your birds free ranging? IMO, chickens confined to a pen will eat sometimes plants that shouldn't, maybe out of boredom.

    But my free range flocks don't get poisoned and there are plenty of poisonous plants on this farm. They instinctively know what's okay to eat and what's not.

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