Pointsettias and chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Doodadman, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Doodadman

    Doodadman Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told to keep the chickens away because the plant is tonic. Is this true?
     
  2. sumpenny

    sumpenny Out Of The Brooder

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    I know they are toxic for pets like dogs and cats, so I would assume that the same is true for chickens.
     
  3. featherbaby

    featherbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are poison! Keep them out of reach of your precious pets and children.
     
  4. Doodadman

    Doodadman Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all. Beautiful plant, but I love my birds. I'll find something else to spruce up the garden.
     
  5. staceyl

    staceyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly I find my chickens are plenty smart enough not to eat poisionous plants. Since we have a deer issue, most of my landscaping is stuff that's not safe to eat and they just don't eat it.
     
  6. edselpdx

    edselpdx Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Md22

    Md22 New Egg

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    I planted pointsettias this weekend and just noticed my girls ate all the leaves. There were not too many leaves. Do I have a reason to be concerned? Anything I should do, besides keep them away going forward!
     

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