vegetation?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tay26, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. tay26

    tay26 Out Of The Brooder

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    so i havent seen much about this and maybe im just overworrying...

    we are going to build our coop and run in our woods after we finish clearing an area out. i was wondering if there were any certain plants or anything that could be harmful to chickens?

    they will be able to go out in a large run that will most likely have things like pine needles, weeds, viney plants, and a lot of different kinds of leaves and other things. I kno a lot of these are good for foraging and finding bugs but could any be poisinous?
     
  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]First off, Happy to meet you! Glad you're here!! [​IMG] Hope you enjoy our company!! [​IMG] WELCOME to BYC!!!

    There aren't many plants you need to worry about, and no bugs that I know of, but where are you located?

    There was a discussion about poison ivy a while ago, and my hens can get to where there is poison ivy, though I haven't noticed them going after it specifically, I have never protected them from it either, so I don't know for sure.... no sudden unexplained deaths or illnesses either though. [​IMG]

    There are some imported landscaping plants that can be bad, but it all depends on where you are in the world....
     
  3. tay26

    tay26 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] thanks! im in NW ohio and we do have a ton of poison ivy that grows almost everywhere in the spring and summer...
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My chickens go everywhere on this 80 acre farm. We have poison ivy and poison oak, along with alot of other poisonous things. No sick chickens.
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  6. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, I'm in NE Ohio, like I said, very little to worry about unless you have some exotic landscape plants, and up here, I wouldn't expect it. I didn't reply in that other thread discussing poison ivy because I'm just not sure if mine bother it or not when they're loose in the yard.... I just know they can get to it if they really wanted to. Honestly, my only worry has been that they wander around through it and then I pick one of them up or reach under a hen on a nest and get the stuff on my hands. Still, I always wash my hands when I get in the house... though, I suppose between the hen house and the people house...
     
  7. tay26

    tay26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! all of your information is helping me sooo much![​IMG]
     

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