Rhubarb?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Wolfwoman, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Can geese have Rhubarb?
     
  2. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    the leaves are TOXIC. very, very yucky. My 3 year old ate some last summer (when she was 2) and we called poison control... they said to give her lots of bread, and milk, and if she started vomiting to take her to the ER... I think most of it got stuck in her teeth. so I wouldn't let geese eat it, if they even wanted to. the stalks however, I bet wouldn't hurt them, though I doubt they'd like the taste.
     
  3. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    I don't think the same things that are toxic to us are to other critters. There are more than a few posts on here where chickens have eaten it with no troubles, that's why I was wondering about geese.
     
  4. catnip

    catnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My geese have occasionally eaten the leaves and no worse for wear except for some off colored poop. In general, they don't care to much about the leaves, have tried the stalks but didn't seem to like it too much. My gander did, however, stomp all over the rhubarb this year breaking off most of the stalks. The rhubarb got fenced in after that. [​IMG]
     
  5. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    I have so much around here and it's NOT KILLABLE!! lol That's why I want to feed it to the critters.
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    i wouldnt feed the leaves to my animals..
    i have also heard that they can be toxic to animals.
     
  7. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a great rhubarb muffin recipe. PM me if you want it.
     
  8. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    I'll see if I can get hubby to make some!! I don't cook, he does [​IMG] But that's ok!!
     
  9. jennifer@couplandtx.org

    jennifer@couplandtx.org Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG, wolfwoman, I love your quote ' if the truth offends you, by all means, avoid it', I sincerely gotta remember that one! I have that tendency you know. Also, on the topic, I have been giving my birds beet greens and stalks, hope that is ok? Seriously, I would have figured all greens or anything that grows naturally would be safe, if they would eat it, you know animals are smarter than we are. Knowing me, I'd eat it if it were there... jennifer
     
  10. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    jennifer@couplandtx.org :

    OMG, wolfwoman, I love your quote ' if the truth offends you, by all means, avoid it', I sincerely gotta remember that one! I have that tendency you know. Also, on the topic, I have been giving my birds beet greens and stalks, hope that is ok? Seriously, I would have figured all greens or anything that grows naturally would be safe, if they would eat it, you know animals are smarter than we are. Knowing me, I'd eat it if it were there... jennifer

    Some plants that grow naturally have developed methods of defending themselves. (young beet greens are my favorite cooked greens!) Rhubarb leaves are so rich in oxalic acid that few things will eat them very sour and irritate the mouth. for that matter I won't eat Rhubarb stalks unless they are cooked do other people actually eat them raw?​
     

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