Wild Berries?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CLawhon, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. CLawhon

    CLawhon Out Of The Brooder

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    Here in South Florida we have tons of cabbage palm trees and thick brush which contan a type of wild berry. The bears here love them and so do my chickens! I am assuming they are ok for them to eat considering they havent fallen ill, but is it ok? I dont want them to get sick from it. While they were free ranging one day I looked oustide and didnt see any of them, so I went searching and found them under one of my cabbage palms eating berries, very content! So my question being, is it safe for them to eat these wild berries? Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Can you post a picture of the berry and plant so everyone can have a glance?
     
  3. CLawhon

    CLawhon Out Of The Brooder

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  4. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those are wild grapes.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

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  6. CLawhon

    CLawhon Out Of The Brooder

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    Its definitely a fine delicacy around here [​IMG] Thanks for all of your help!
     
  7. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can also eat them yourself or use them to make wine [​IMG]
     
  8. chickchicks

    chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ounds silly do they aste a little sourish but at the same time like blackcurrent? and stain purple

    i have them in my neighbours garden and he keeps givingthem me for the chickens and the dog who love them no matter where i try and hide them !
     
  9. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Chickens are two legged garbage disposals. They will eat just about anything, and not have problems.
     
  10. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Quote:If those are wild grapes, then the dog would be better off not eating them. My understanding is that grapes can make a dog sick.
     

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