Rhubarb!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ZaneyMama, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. ZaneyMama

    ZaneyMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chickens seems to like tearing up the leaves of the rhubarb. I can't tell if they're eating it and I know the leaves are poisonous - is it somehow safe for them or should I fence it off?
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2010
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I would put fencing around the plant. I'm not sure if it's poisonous to chickens like it is to humans, but better safe than sorry.
     
  3. akaxo

    akaxo Chillin' With My Peeps

    mine had a liking for the same thing so i did a bit of research on it. general consensus that i found was that yes it is poisonous but a small amount won't kill them as the toxic chemical in it takes a bit to build up to fatal levels, but it does stay in their system i think. so yeah keep them away from it as it will harm them but don't lose any sleep over them already having eaten a small amount.

    i'm no expert and this is only what i found out looking online myself a while ago so if anyone knows any better, or more, i'd love to know too [​IMG]

    all my rhubarb is in the fenced off area of the vege garden now...
     

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