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Ivy- Is it Poisonous?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shetlandpony222, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. shetlandpony222

    shetlandpony222 Hatching

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    I was thinking about placing the chickens in an enviorment where they are surrounded by Ivy. I am worried that they'd they eat the Ivy they will get sick. Is Ivy poisonous to chickens??
     

  2. warren

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    I think ivy is poisonous to most animals. Best to avoid it. They may have enough sense to not eat it but they may not.
     
  3. shabbyfarm

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    I am new to chickens, but cows eat poison ivy with no ill effects.
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    There is a list of poisonous plants here somewhere on the BYC. Search for toxic plants.

    They might not be as interested in Ivy since it is such a hard tough plant. Aside from the very young leaves, it is usually pretty tough. Best to avoid it if it is poisonous, but if it's not a huge concern you might just bird-sit them the first few times they are introduced to the area and see if they even take any interest in it.

    Good luck
     

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