Poisonous Plants

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lauriruth, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. lauriruth

    lauriruth Songster

    i was planning to let my 3 chicks free-range in the backyard when i'm home, but just read the list of poisonous plants. i have oleanders all along my fence line and the major area of shade is under a massive loquat tree. both of these plants are on the poisonous list on BYC. say it ain't true! somebody tell me i don't have to cut down everything in my backyard![​IMG]
  2. gardenak

    gardenak Songster

    Apr 3, 2009
    Douglas, AK
    [​IMG] from AK!

    I woudn't worry about it too much. If you look on the list there is also fireweed, horsetails, foxglove, buttercup etc. I have all of it in my garden. The girls are out most of the day and everyone is fine. When I read that list I freaked out too; I don't have room for a big run and was worried that I'd have to leave them locked up all the time. I did pull the lily of the valley out! [​IMG]
  3. edb

    edb Songster

    Mine feed in the woods behind my house and never have a problem. I guess its another thing they know better than us.

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