New Here.... and I Have A Question..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bourkeco, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Bourkeco

    Bourkeco Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All, I was raised with chickens and now after 20+ years I have 5 new chicks....[​IMG]

    I have herd that black walnut trees can kill chickens if they get into the walnuts, how about pistachio trees and nuts..

    I ask because I have one of each and dont want to hurt the girls...

    Thanks
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    black walnuts are not poisonous to chickens. walnuts are used as a natural wormer for them.

    the other two are not on the list for poisonous plants/trees for poultry.
     
  3. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    I would like to know the same thing. We have 6 black walnut trees and are looking to get chicks this spring.
     
  4. timbofarms

    timbofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never heard that these nuts are toxic to chickens and welcome to BYC
     
  5. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black walnut trees exude a substance that inhibits the growth of plants around it but I have no idea what its effect on chickens would be.
     
  6. Bourkeco

    Bourkeco Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I read that on a fourm.... But thats good to know now I dont have to limit there roaming....
     
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:they are very acidic. there is no effect on chickens. ours eat the black walnuts and the worms that get in the walnuts. it's a feeding frenzy!
     
  8. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

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    My first chickens lived in a coop along a hedgerow with balck walnuts. Never saw any negative effects from living among them or eating the nuts after they were cracked open by the truck or tractor driving over them.

    There are many plants that will be stunted from growing too close and I'm told that their shavings should be kept away from horses, though I have no experience with horses.

    Wayne
     
  9. Bourkeco

    Bourkeco Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow!!! Thanks for all the fast responses
     
  10. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    Welcome to BYC home of the chicken obsessed. LoL
     

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