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Is nasturyium plants toxic to chickens? Howabout creeping charlie?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Laurie's Silkies, May 11, 2010.

  1. Laurie's Silkies

    Laurie's Silkies Songster

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    I would like to plant nasturtium vines around my chicken yard fence.are they toxic to chickens? How about creeping charlie? toxic? if not, would chickens like to eat it?
     
  2. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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  3. yotetrapper

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    I can answer from my own experience on creeping charlie, my chickens eat it by the ton! LOL.

    As for the nasturium, I dont know, but I know it's edible to humans....
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

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    Both the flowers and the leaves of nasturtiums are edible. My chickens have been enjoying the nasturtiums my husband planted along one side of their run. Mmm... Delicious!

    I planted some last year, but I put them in a less obvious area, that was harder to get to. Stealth Gardening...
     

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