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poisonous plants

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by snowflake, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG] is there a list of poisonous plants some were? I want to get some low growing ground cover junipers I have noticed they are covered with blue berry's this time of year. I'm wondering if the berry's are poisonous?
     
  2. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what they make gin out of. Must not be too poisonous.
     
  3. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] you mean I may be intoxicating them or making them .......very happy?......... Good to know thank you. They have dug up so many plants I have been looking for something they will leave a lone.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  5. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens will just about dig anything that is in dirt. But there may be something out there that someone has planted and has kept them from digging.
     
  6. Ed62

    Ed62 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's a great link. Thanks for posting.

    Ed
     
  7. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] E.S. thank you for the link, I knew someone would have it. I think at least 1/2 of what I have in my garden is on that list. Now I have to go through and see what the risks are, I was surprised to see garlic and onion on the list, as garlic is in a recipe for de worming.
     
  8. Riverdale

    Riverdale Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the link!

    About the only thing my chickens won't eat are Eastern Tent Catipillars.
    They are chock full of arsenic. The hens seem to know that.
     
  9. cheri222

    cheri222 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One berry bush I have that is safe--Winterberry and they have been eating them. Only thing is you need a male and female bush and only one will get berries.
     
  10. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to offer this list of toxic plants from the Canadian ag agency (click). It may be especially appropriate for you there in Michigan. If there are specific instances in the literature of livestock poisonings, they are cited. Species of livestock affected and how they are affected are also noted.

    Here is another list from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine on Plants Poisonous to Livestock and Pets (click).

    The "poultryhelp" information is from the "Reptile Keeper's Handbook."

    Steve
     

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