Poisonous greens?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blmack, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. blmack

    blmack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to bring some grasses and weeds inside for my 3wo chicks to play with and nibble on. Are there any plants that are harmful to them?
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Also, rhubarb leaves are poisonous.
     
  4. OR4-hmom

    OR4-hmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lost a nine month old pullet to rhubarb, She got under the covering and she was gone about 4 hours later. I dug up all my rhubarb and tossed it.
     
  5. MnKHarden

    MnKHarden Out Of The Brooder

    I thought I read somewhere that Clover was poisonous to chickens, but I didn't find it on that list. Does anyone know if that is true or not? I know the horses love it so I thought it was strange. Maybe I just read it wrong.....
     
  6. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think no on the clover. Our yard is full of it and the chickens are in it all the time.

    ETA- you are right, clover is on the list of poisons. I guess my chickens will have to tough it. I can't get the clover out of my yard and I'm not going to stop free ranging. Never had a problem with it though in all my chicken years.
     
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