My chickens just ate my cyclamen!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by liz_s, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. liz_s

    liz_s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!

    My three chickens just ate most of a cyclamen plant I had outside. I've read that they're poisonous. Does anyone know more about this? They may have chewed on it before, I hadn't really paid attention, and they have yet to look sick. They just ate a bunch of it 2 minutes ago. Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    Liz
     
  2. liz_s

    liz_s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just read that the poisonous parts are the roots and that a lot has to be ingested to cause problems (although probably less for chickens). They only ate the leaves. So if anybody has more info, I'd appreciate it, but I think they should be okay!
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I hope they do fine. In general I've found that my free range chickens don't eat whats bad for them.
     
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    liz_s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     

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