Peony plant

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ella Rollins, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Ella Rollins

    Ella Rollins New Egg

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    Hello all,
    I was searching for some healthy herbs to feed my chickens and that's when I came across this article http://infinitygardens.ca/blog/peonies/. It looked good but my friend told me that it's one of the toxic plant that chickens should not eat. So I was just searching to know weather it's relevant or not. I happened to read this http://www.cockatielcottage.net/houseplants.html. It has a list of harmless and toxic plants. As my friend said, peony plant is placed in the toxic plant list. So I just want to suggest you that peony plant seems to be toxic and it will be better not to plant it in the reach of chickens or any other pet. Thank you.
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Peonies are one of the plants my free-range birds do not seem to eat. They still will damage plants by intensive scratching around the base so I work to exclude birds from the plant.
     
  3. Ella Rollins

    Ella Rollins New Egg

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    Thank you for the information Centrarchid. I didn't know that chickens don't eat them. But anyway they seem to be toxic and in order to prevent other animals or pets from consuming them, I think it'll be better to plant them in a container and hand them in our home.
     

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