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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by martinnoah, May 27, 2012.
is it ok to feed rhubarb to my chickens
I'm not sure but I would only offer the same part of the plant that we eat (the stem) If I remember correctly the leaves themselve are toxic.
I grew up eating rhubarb. The leaf is toxic tohumans, not sure about to chickens. Think of the tomato plant, we eat the tomatoes, not the"plant", which is toxic, in the poisonous plant family, nightshade plant, which can be deadly. Before feeding my chickens something, I research....whatever isn't obvious something they can eat...lettuce, berries, melons....
I gave my chickens a few pieces of the stems last night (the parts I cut off when I was making my cake) and they gobbled it up. There was another thread about this a few weeks ago I think..... All of my chickens are fine today - so I would think that it is fine to give it to them - just not the leaves.
glad to know I can help another newbie....I've had my chicks nearly a month now...good luck