This might sound silly! But I heard it's true!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mandylovespets, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. mandylovespets

    mandylovespets In the Brooder

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    Do chickens eat stickers, like goat heads? Someone at the feed store told me they do and that would be awesome because my backyard is full of stickers!!!
     
  2. Chickens will eat just about anything!
     
  3. digitS'

    digitS' Songster

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    Mandy, they don't look to be very toxic but there's apparently some concern with cattle and sheep eating them in excessive amounts. Scroll down about half way and read about "drought related" poisoning problems with Tribulus terrestris reported by California Cooperative Extension. There's also some concern about the seeds causing damage but I don't know if that's in poultry either.

    Neither West Virginia University nor the Merck Veterinary Manual have this plant on their list as poisonous. So, I doubt if there's much concern. [​IMG]

    Steve
     
  4. mandylovespets

    mandylovespets In the Brooder

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    Wow!!! Those are great replies!!! I hope that if anyone else reads this thread, that you would click on the link above because it has really good info!!!
     

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