1. Coldweatherbirds

    Coldweatherbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Central Maine
    So we are apparently building our new coop and run in a large patch of poison ivy. We are going to survive the building.... maybe. But will the poison ivy affect the chickens?
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    most animals (including chickens)have a built in sensor that tells them what they can and cannot eat. Wile it is poisonous it may not cause that much harm, but I sure would not put my chickens near it. If they get anywhere near it and it gets on their feathers, and then you touch the chickens YOU WILL get poison ivy from their contact.

    what ever you do DO NOT BURN the ivy....if will spread the Poison in the air and you may end up with a MAJOR reaction, or anyone hat the wind blow it to!!!
    If you want a natural way to kill the poison Ivy, then try this:

    1 cup salt
    8 drops liquid detergent
    1 gallon vinegar

    Combine salt and vinegar in pan. Heat up to dissolve salt.
    Add detergent.

    Apply with spray bottle.

    According to the recipe , this will kill all plants, so be careful not to kill your other plants. It seems to me that this can't possibly hurt our dearly beloved chickens when they free range, but maybe it will help us get the nasty poison ivy away from ourselves.
     

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