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Will geese eat vines?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by subhanalah, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I have some vines that keep trying to take over my yard every year. They have heart shaped leaves and are sneaky little devils crawling up my rose bushes!
    I believe them to be honey vine milkweed. Do geese eat these when they (the vines, not the geese lol) are small? Will I need to try to train them to eat them? Are they poisonous to the geese? Thanks everyone!
     
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  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    A positive ID of the plant is necessary before anyone can say for sure. A photo would help but browsing a weed or pest website local to your area would also help you. You might be able to google search for the plant too. There are so many dangerous plants that are almost completely identical to safe ones. Better safe than sorry. Best wishes.
     
  3. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I'm pretty sure that's what it is. I had Google'd it and believe it has the same pods on it, but this past year they didn't flower (I got them all pulled) so I don't know what those look like. It's too early in the year for these weeds to start proliferating.
     
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  4. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Ah, well, if you think it's ok, you can always find out. Hope it works out well. I recently spent hours trying to research a plant my sheep was eating, something along the lines of "purple morning glory" I was told (it's not) but ended up none the wiser after finding about a dozen other almost 100% identical plants it could be, some safe, some harmful. I'm just keeping the sheep away from it now, lol...
     

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