hops plants poisonous to chooks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by birdy_num_nums, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. birdy_num_nums

    birdy_num_nums Out Of The Brooder

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    My little flock of chooks are in need of some shade and I am considering planting a hops plant to vine up their pen fence. I just read today that hops are poisonous to dogs, etc., and that all parts of the plant other than the hops themselves are poisonous (to just humans or all animals I wasn't clear on). I am concerned that my hens could get at the leaves, etc., and eat them. Knowledge and advice please? Thanks!
     
  2. BrewedInNh

    BrewedInNh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wondering about this too. I'm a homebrewer who had hop plants at our last house, but we moved last October and I haven't planted any hops at the new home yet. We didn't have any pets at the old house so it wasn't a concern, but now with free ranging chickens I have to give it a second thought.

    Are you a homebrewer too, or maybe into herbal remedies? Hop tea is an awesome natural sedative.
     
  3. birdy_num_nums

    birdy_num_nums Out Of The Brooder

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    bumping this up; thought for sure I'd get an answer [​IMG]
     

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