Hello fellow Chicken Lovers!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by callitchickenlove, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. callitchickenlove

    callitchickenlove Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Oct 1, 2009
    [​IMG]
    I found this website in the spring when I started my new little flock of assorted Bantams. It's been so enjoyable and informative. So here I am finally joining! I have a question tonight that I thought I'd scroll through the forum for an answer, but decided to just post it myself.

    So in addition to Hello my name is Dee, alias callitchickenlove, I have a question about "umbrella china berry trees" --- I wanted to transplant one of these seedlings into my fenced garden where I let "my girls" run around; but my mom thought I better find out if the berry/seeds that fall from these trees would be poisonous to chickens? If anybody knows, I'd love to hear your wisdom.
    (I'll post this question in another topic of the forum also, to get more "coverage"!)

    Thanks, and looking forward to being apart of this community.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC from North Central Florida
     
  3. mschickychick

    mschickychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    244
    0
    119
    Jan 2, 2009
    Mississippi
    I'm not familiar with those trees, sorry. Welcome to BYC. We are glad you're here.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    According to this link all parts are poisonous. It mentions that birds may become paralyzed if they eat it. That being said I have lots of poisonous plants in my yard with the chickens. No problem so far.


    http://www.floridata.com/ref/M/meli_aze.cfm

    Imp- No chinaberry umbrella plants though
     
  5. callitchickenlove

    callitchickenlove Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Oct 1, 2009
    Thanks Imp...
    I have some friends that just hate these trees; but fortunately they are not that prolific here in Central Texas (as this FL data states, they are endangering natives there...if that were the case I would not encourage it's growth!)
    But it provides a beautiful canopy and most needed shade!
    Seems when I was a child there was one in our yard, and our chickens were free range, and they didn't eat the berries...
    I may just keep it outside their area where they can't get the berries...
    Thank you so much for your time and info link.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI
     
  7. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    [​IMG]
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    [​IMG]
     
  9. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    8,666
    13
    278
    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by