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Mushrooms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sidney, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. sidney

    sidney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I caught my chicken eating a wild mushroom today. Can they tell what is poisonous or not? This was a beige bulbulous mushroom. Look[​IMG]ed like a fat ear. I pulled them all out an threw them in the garbage. She was pecking on it about 3 hours ago. Still looks okay.

    I tried to download the picture so I hope it came accrossl
     
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  2. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Could you post a pic of it? I would think she should be fine, but maybe you should check on her every once in a while just to be sure.
     
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  3. sidney

    sidney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted a picture. This is the bottom of the mushroom with some dirt attached to the root. The top looks the same except it has a hole in the middle. My chicken is okay still.
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    It looks like a puffball. They're edible until they dry out, then they're poison. Is it still fresh?
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Generally chickens are (surprisingly) sensible enough to stay away from toxic plants. That's not a hard and fast rule written in stone, but usually they are smart enough to avoid poisonous plants.
     
  6. sidney

    sidney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The mushroom was fresh when she was eating it. I picked them all up and threw them away. She's fine now except for an episode when my dog get into their yard area and chased them all over the yard. All the chickens came back to their coop. I'm missing a Jersey Giant but I think she is hiding.
     
  7. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Sir Birdaholic, it looks to be a puff ball. So they're going to be fine.
     
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  8. sidney

    sidney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to all for the help. I found my Jersey Giant and my little Barred Rock is fine. All's well.
     

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