Poisonous Plants Chart

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenbike, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is there a poisonous plants chart on BYC similar to the treats chart? I am looking to add some perennials to the garden and want to make sure everything is safe for the chickens.
     
  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks!
     
  4. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set my peace lily outside for a bit and my favorite hen ate it off and died the next day. I threw the darn thing in the ditch. [​IMG]
    Don't let your chickies even close to your house plants.
     
  6. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    My Ameracuanas started eating my Rhodendrens the other day. Is that okay?

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  7. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both the ASPCA and Purdue vets say NOT OKAY to rhododendrons and azaleas.

    Purdue says, "In order for toxic signs to manifest, 0.2% by weight of green leaves needs to be ingested."

    That's not very much - 0.2% would only be less than a quarter of an ounce for some kind of indication to show up in a 5 pound hen.

    They do say that, "Pets may nibble or taste the leaves out of curiosity or boredom, and this is not advised, but seldom leads to clinical toxicosis." So, if the hens are getting lots of better-for-them food - maybe (maybe) there wouldn't be a problem. These plants don't sound like they are very good for them.

    Steve
     
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  8. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't feed em foxberry,learned that the hard way!:|
     
  9. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    All great info guys, thanks. We have our yard fenced and we will be 100% sure no toxic plants are planted. I cannot imagine losing a favourite chicken (or any pet!) to ingesting toxic plants. So sorry you lost a favourite hen that way lovemychix. [​IMG]
     
  10. chickadee2

    chickadee2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What plants can be planted in a chicken run that are safe and hardy?
     

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