Help - Chicken at Deadly Nightshade Berry


Oct 19, 2018
I didn't find anything exactly on this issue, and apologize if it's a repeat! But...

My sweet pet, Gabrielle, a 4 year old Buff Orpington (approx. 6 #'s) just ate a Deadly Nightshade Berry during supervised free-range. The plant was small and only had a couple berries. She saw it at the same time I did, and ate one of the berries before I could pull the plant. I think the berry was green, as the remaining berry was green (so not fully ripe). Gabrielle just began molting, so I know her energy level is low.

Is there anything I can do at this point? I have charcoal on hand for emergencies, but haven't every used it (and, am not sure quite how to). Any help would be really appreciated!

Thanks so much!

Aunt Angus

Premium Feather Member
Jul 16, 2018
Nevada County, CA
I tried to find info, but there was so much conflicting information! A clutch is a good idea, but I'm not sure tree is much else you can do. My hope is that one isn't the end of the world. I really hope it turns out ok! Maybe a call to a vet might help? I wish I had answers!

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