Toxic plant?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mommy of two, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. mommy of two

    mommy of two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the berries from a burning bush plant bad for chickens?
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Does it go by another name?
     
  3. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe all parts of the plant are poisonous. I think I would get rid of it or at least put something around it so birds can't get at it. Good luck
     
  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Most toxic plants also taste bad. The taste alone usually stops intake, usually. My land scape is peppered with toxic plants, most are avoided although some are consumed in small amounts with no obvious ill effects.
     
  6. mommy of two

    mommy of two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Our burning bush really doesn't have a whole lot of berries on it right now but they were persistent on eating something under that bush! I shooed them away twice!
     
  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I've kept chickens since 1962 & have never heard of a bird eating anything that was harmful to them. They have instinctive knowledge of what they can & can't eat.
     
  8. elliechooks

    elliechooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a list somewhere of plants that are toxic to chickens - garlic was on it - but there were also at least 3 plants that I have in my chicken area! I've not had any problems.
     

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