Sweet peal toxic to chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 2dancingrats, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. 2dancingrats

    2dancingrats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to plant some on my fences, but not sure if chickens will be safe around them.
     
  2. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are Sweet Peals?
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    sweet peas - are a vining plant with pretty flowers
     
  4. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe uncooked is toxic to chickens.
     
  5. 2dancingrats

    2dancingrats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hahahaha. I really don't know!
     
  6. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think sweet peas are safe. I read that garden pea bushes are used as forrage for livestock, so I fed my chicken the pea bushes after I harvested the pods. They loved them! The bushes smelled really sweet when I pulled them up.

    Sweet peas are related to bush peas so I think you're fine.
     
  7. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have tons of wild sweet peas on our hill.. we open the seed pods and the chickens race all over trying to catch the little peas as we drop them on the drive way.. it is hysterical.. and they seem to love them.. no one dead yet
     
  8. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Mine ate all my sweet peas this spring. They thought they were delicious and can't wait until I plant more in the fall. [​IMG]
     
  9. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Some (not all) beans are toxic if not cooked but I believe all peas are fine.
     
  10. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet peas do have toxins in all of the plant. As do most of the plants in the genus Lathyrus (includes sweet peas). But I don't know if it affects chickens or what quantity they would have to ingest to cause a problem.
     

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