Poisonous plants/trees? Planting trees and want chicks safe!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by KatieandRon, May 1, 2011.

  1. KatieandRon

    KatieandRon Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    We want to plants trees and other plants in our yard this spring, but want to make sure we aren't planting anything that will harm our new babies! Any suggestions or tales of caution??

    Thanks a lot! :eek:)
     
  2. dawg53

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  3. KatieandRon

    KatieandRon Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Any suggestions on good plants or trees for them? We want to get some fruit trees, so any ideas would be helpful! :eek:)
     
  4. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that's a long list.
    How likely are they to eat something they shouldn't? To what extent do they just know what is and isn't edible?
     
  5. dawg53

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    Chickens are pretty smart when it comes to plants...they usually know by instinct what's good for them and what's not.
     
  6. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! That is just what I was hoping to hear [​IMG]
     
  7. KatieandRon

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    Thanks for the list! is there a preferred plant list? we are definitely planting a grape vine!
     
  8. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    It would be good to post your location because different plants = different regions [​IMG]

    Safe Plants and Toxic Plants for Pet Birds List
    http://www.cockatielcottage.net/houseplants.html

    Chicken Resistant Plants:
    http://hanburyhome.wordpress.com/chicken-resistant-plants-2/

    Safe plants to plant around the coop:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=48643-chicken-proof-garden

    Toxic plants and their effects:
    http://www.poultryhelp.com/toxicplants.html

    Chicken Salad Seed Mix:
    http://www.treatsforchickens.com/products/Chicken-Salad-Seed-Mix.html

    Omega 3 Forage Blend:
    http://www.groworganic.com/omega-3-chicken-forage-blend-irrigated.html

    I planted the above in a "salad bar" for my chicks and it all sprouted overnight.

    I do ♥ my bookmarks [​IMG]
     
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  9. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps


    Sorry, I know this is a really old post, but one of the links listed above was to my old blog, Hanbury House, but it is no longer at the location posted by II. It is the same stuff, but the new location is at hanburyhouse.com I have another post there about toxic plants and chickens, written for my region of the country, Poisonous Plants.
     
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