Nandina Berries

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CoopmasterK, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. CoopmasterK

    CoopmasterK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are in an enclosed run cleaning up my garden plot for the winter. I give them fresh cut grass daily as well as other goodies from around the yard such as pokeberries and dogwood berries. I have access to a bounty of nandina berries (the red ones) I would love to give them but I don't know if it's safe. Does anyone have any info or experience feeding nandina berries? I hate to pass up a good free food supplement. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.
     
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  4. CoopmasterK

    CoopmasterK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your help and advice. I'm going to check with a few long time chicken keepers in my area and see if they have anything to add. I'll post my findings in a day or two. I think perhaps the variety of nandina in my area is a hybrid as it is sold and widely used as a landscape plant for homes and shopping centers. The reason I believe it is a hybrid is that there is no invasive component to these nandina so I suspect the seeds/berries are not fertile. Thanks again for the help and I'll post any new info that I find.
     

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