What is this plant? and is it safe?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by vicky, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. vicky

    vicky Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens love to eat this plant that grows in my yard:
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    It's purple and pale green, and grows sort of like a vine.

    Does anyone know what this plant is called and is it safe for my chickens to eat?

    I know most of you are from America so you might not be familiar with this plant because I'm in Australia.... but here's hoping. :)


    Thanks!
     
  2. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry not sure of the name of it, but it is used as a hanging plant here int he US. I had one that an elderly lady gave me once, at least that looks like the same leaves.
     
  3. vicky

    vicky Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's another one with a bit more of the vine showing but they've munched off all the leaves.
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    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  4. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

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  5. ODS-n-ENS FARM

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a house plant called a "wandering jew"
    (Tradescantia zebrina/Zebrina pendula)
     
  6. vicky

    vicky Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much!

    Great to know it's actually recommended as a plant for birds! My chickens just go nuts for it! They love it!
     
  7. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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