Safe plant list.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by teresac, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. teresac

    teresac In the Brooder

    Jan 18, 2009
    Blairsville, GA
    Does anyone know where to find a list of safe plants for chicks. I tried a search here but couldn't find it. I thought I saw a list once but could not find it.

    I want to do some plantings around their run. Thank you!!

    Happy Easter:bun

  2. DixieDame67

    DixieDame67 Songster

    Jan 13, 2008
    Jonesbourgh Tennessee
  3. Ashley80

    Ashley80 In the Brooder

    Wow, thats a massive list! Including apples! There is an apple tree in the midle of the run we're building (I was just going to put chick wire around it) are they really toxic?

  4. DixieDame67

    DixieDame67 Songster

    Jan 13, 2008
    Jonesbourgh Tennessee
    as i went back to look myself , it says the apple seeds and plant, so maybe you shouldn't put chics around the tree it's self, i give apples sometimes as treats but i have noticed, there not wild about is a massive list isn't it, I try to bookmark all the info i can far been pretty successful with my chickens, there like my featherd children lol [​IMG]
  5. digitS'

    digitS' Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    Here's a "safe plants" list from UCDavis. These are plants that you would be more likely to find in a yard in landscaping.

    The information is for human safety but as these agricultural scientists say, if it is toxic to human - it's probably toxic to other animals.

    You can find the toxic list from the link at the bottom of the page.

  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    My chickens find fallen apples and peaches from our orchard all season long and no problem.
    A year of free ranging on 80 acres and they've yet to poison themselves. They know what is safe to eat and what's not.
  7. Ashley80

    Ashley80 In the Brooder

    I think i'll just chicken wire the apple tree and risk it. Thanks.

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