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hens possibly ate mushrooms growing in grass...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sandiegochick, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. sandiegochick

    sandiegochick Out Of The Brooder

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    It's been raining a ton here and little mushrooms have been popping up here and there in the yard. I let the girls out to free range for a little while and found them by some of the mushrooms. Is this a problem?? I know that they are toxic to humans...
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    It depends on what kind of mushroom it is. A very few mushrooms are actually toxic and even fewer are toxic enough to kill. Most plants and fungi have a really funky taste to animals as a defense mechanism that tells the animal that they shouldn't eat it. If they were acting like it tasted good, they will probably be ok. See if you can get a sample of the mushroom from the yard and look it up online to be sure.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Mine have "tasted" the mushrooms growing all over this place - we have had lots of rain and have cows.
    They usually don't take a second bite and the first bite hasn't hurt them yet.
     
  4. sandiegochick

    sandiegochick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your replies! The girls seem fine and they seemed to steer clear of the mushrooms today.

    Thanks!
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:OOh, you get the goood kind of shrooms...[​IMG]
     

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