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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by taterdee, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. taterdee

    taterdee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2013
    Fort Worth, TX
    Not a predetor or pest but potential danger to flock... I just found out that a plant we have a lot of around here is horsenettle and extremely poisonous. Will chickens instinctively leave it alone? I'm going to have to try to get rid of it because I have a toddler who likes to put everything in his mouth.
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    We've got it around in the pastures, nasty plant. Have never had anything bother it, including the chickens. We do try to get rid of it as it is a nuisance even if it wasn't poisonous. Can see why you would not want it around little kids with the spines.
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  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    My chickens don't eat any of the known problem plants. They forage daily, but skip all the bad things, such as: azaleas.


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