Poisonous greens?

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

  1. blmack

    blmack Chirping

    Jan 4, 2012
    Pace, FL
    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

    Mar 20, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2012
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Also, rhubarb leaves are poisonous.
  4. OR4-hmom

    OR4-hmom Songster

    Mar 20, 2012
    Grants Pass, OR
    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. 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 Songster

    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.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2012

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