PLANTS POISONIOUS TO POULTRY

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  1. Glenda L Heywood

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    Plants Toxic (poison) to Poultry, Listed by Common Name ... May 31, 2004 ... Raising pure bred chickens, bantams, guinea fowl and quail in Central Texas. ... Plants Toxic to Poultry - by Common Names ...
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    Plants Toxic to Poultry - by Common Names
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    Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) NOTE CURED HAY MADE FROM ALFALFA IS NOT TOXIC
    American Coffee Berry Tree see Kentucky Coffee Tree
    Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis L.)
    Bouncing Bet (Saponaria officinalis L.)
    Bull Nettle (Solanum carolinense L.)
    Bracken or Brake Fern (Pteridium aquilinum L.)
    Burning Bush see Fireweed
    Buttercup (Ranunculus spp.)
    Carelessweed see Pigweed
    Castor Bean (Ricinus communis L.)
    Clover, Alsike & Other Clovers (Trifolium hybridum L. & other species)
    Cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium L.)
    Creeping Charlie see Ground Ivy
    Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)
    Curly Dock (Rumex crispus L.)
    Daffodil (Narcissus spp.)
    Delphinium (Delphinium spp.)
    Devil's Trumpet see Jimson Weed
    Dogbane (Apocynum spp.)
    Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria (L.) Bernh.)
    Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis L.)
    English Ivy (Hedera helix L.)
    Ergot (Claviceps purpurea (Fr.) Tul.)
    Fern, Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum L.)
    Fireweed (Kochia scoparia L.)
    Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea L.)
    Ground Ivy (Glecoma hederacea L.)
    Hemlock
    Poison (Conium maculatum L.)
    Water (Cicuta maculata L.)
    Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)
    Horse Chestnut, Buckeyes (Aesculus hippocastanum L.)
    Horse Nettle (Solanum carolinense L.)
    Horsetails (Equisetum arvense L. & other species)
    Hyacinth (Hyacinth orientalis)
    Hydrangea (Hydrangea spp.)
    Ivy
    English (Hedera helix L.)
    Ground (Glecoma hederacea L.)
    Poison (Toxicodendron radicans (L.) Kuntze)
    Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema spp.)
    Jamestown Weed see Jimson Weed
    Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata Sieb. & Zucc.)
    Jerusalem Cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum L.)
    Jimson Weed (Datura stramonium L.)
    Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus dioica (L.) K. Koch)
    Kentucky Mahagony Tree see Kentucky Coffee Tree
    Klamath Weed see St. Johnswort
    Lamb's Quarters (Chenopodium album L.)
    Lantana (Lantana camara L.)
    Larkspur (Delphinium spp.)
    Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria majalis)
    Lupine (Lupinus spp.)
    Mad Apple see Jimson Weed
    Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum L.)
    Milkweed, Common (Asclepias syriaca L.)
    Mint, Purple (Perilla frutescens)
    Nicker Tree see Kentucky Coffee Tree
    Nightshade (Solanum spp.)
    Oleander (Nerium oleander L.)
    Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra Willd.)
    Philodendron (Philodendron spp.)
    Pigweed (Amaranthus spp.)
    Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum L.)
    Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans (L.) Kuntze)
    Poke (Phytolacca americana L.)
    Purple Mint (Perilla frutescens)
    Redroot see Pigweed
    Rhododendron (Rhododendron spp.)
    Rhubarb (Rheum rhaponticum L.)
    Squirrelcorn (Dicentra canadensis (Goldie) Walp.) see Dutchman's Breeches
    Staggerweed (Dicentra spp.) see Dutchman's Breeches
    St. Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum L.)
    Stink Weed see Jimson Weed
    Stump Tree see Kentucky Coffee Tree
    Sudan Grass (Sorghum vulgare var. sudanense Hitchc.)
    Summer Cypress see Fireweed
    Thorn Apple see Jimson Weed
    Tulip (Tulipa spp.)
    Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata L.)
    White Snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum Hout.)
    Wild Onion (Allium spp.)
    Yellow Sage see Lantana
    (data from the Veterinary Medicine Library, University of Illi
     
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  2. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I'm going to be moving my Rhubarb away from the coop. I wouldn't have thought that would be. Tulips.??? Mine just went over and ate mine half off about 4 weeks ago. I wasn't happy. They didn't die.
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lily of the Valley, nearly killed four of my babies last year!

    In case of plant poisoning, mix whole milk and electrolytes and fill the bird's crop. The milk flushes the system, and the electrolytes help dillute already absorbed poision. Physical stimulus is great for comatose birds, and restraint is necessary for birds suffering from convulsions.
     
  4. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not every part of the plant is posionous. Tulips are a bulb, yes? The bulb is the poisonous part, usually.
     
  5. Eric in NC

    Eric in NC Out Of The Brooder

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    Clover and wild onion? Hmm...
     
  6. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see on alot of threads that people feed clover to their chickens. What kind of clover is poisonous ? Like regular yard clover ?
     
  7. mythkat

    mythkat Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm confused. My hens forage in clover and alfalfa and seem to be fine. I kept this article for reference and it says that clover and alfalfa are really good for the birds.

    http://www.rps.psu.edu/0305/poultry.html

    Has anyone had any problems when they pastured their birds in clover or alfalfa?
     
  8. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think it's the seeds that are poisonous. The leaves are safe to eat.
     
  9. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not every part of the plant is poisonous. I'll tell you, apples are deadly. But it's only the seeds in some strains that will kill ya. [​IMG] So dried alfalfa and clover leaves and stalks are safe to feed.
     
  10. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    true they are talking about the seeds
    rubarb is the seed heads ( which are bery big on the plants) but my chickens never ate the leaves of my rubarb and my water from the washer ran on my rubarb patch so we had rubarb all summer as long as I took the seed heads off of it
    the seed heads of rubarb are what is poisonious to chickens

    Clover and alfalfa greens are not harmful to chickens just seeds of these
     

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