Is it safe to feed

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shenkhan, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. shenkhan

    shenkhan Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I have a lot of Chinese toons, (Sinensis) and as its edible according to web sites on the plant, I just wondered if anyone had picked the branches and fed to the hens? As its a very hot summer here in NZ green food options are getting scarce. Looking forward to responses. I have learnt so much as new chicken owner from this web site
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    I have never heard of these plants, so I can not help you on this. But I do welcome you to BYC and enjoy all your poultry adventures!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't know if there is a New Zealand thread but there is for Australia. I'm assuming they would be familiar with this plant. go to

    "Australia- six states and one funny little island." I would think they could offer the best advice.
     
  4. shenkhan

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    thanks heaps. I will try that. It is a tree that propagates by suckering. In the Spring it comes out with bright pink foliage that becomes green over summer. You might know it as another name. It makes a stunning Spring display
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. shenkhan

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    Thanks for your welcome. I am a newbie so wont post often, . Great source of information. I have 9 Pekin Bantams just 4 months old. 3 lavender Aracanas. And a friend has a hen sitting on Barneveld eggs for me. So hoping for new chicks next week.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. shenkhan

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    Hi, We are hearing about very cold weather in the states. How do you keep the chooks alive in the cold. We get nothing worse than a light frost here, and Im already wondering how the hens will survive that, although they all have very good houses.
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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    You have received a lot of good information here today [​IMG]
     
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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