Lady's Thumb: toxic to chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BeccaBeeOly, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. BeccaBeeOly

    BeccaBeeOly Out Of The Brooder

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    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The article says that songbirds eat the seeds, but that the leaves have a strong flavor that deters mammals from eating it.

    I doubt that it would hurt the chickens, it they have plenty of choices of what to eat. I have rosemary and sage growing in my yard where the chickens forage daily. They don't eat either plant. Both have quite strong odors to them.

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    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is an old thread but I decided to comment. My chickens love Lady's Thumb. It's everywhere around their coop and I finally was able to identify it. If it were toxic they would have been sick or dead by now!
     

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