Rhubarb??? (please anwser)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by martinnoah, May 27, 2012.

  1. martinnoah

    martinnoah In the Brooder

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    is it ok to feed rhubarb to my chickens
     
  2. NoZolbitty

    NoZolbitty Chirping

    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.
     
  3. Mamabear66

    Mamabear66 In the Brooder

    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....
     
  4. martinnoah

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    Thanks
     
  5. CrzyCknLady

    CrzyCknLady Chirping

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    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.
     
  6. Mamabear66

    Mamabear66 In the Brooder

    glad to know I can help another newbie....I've had my chicks nearly a month now...good luck
     

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