Wisteria as shade

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by feldon, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. feldon

    feldon Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't know if this is the right forum, but here goes. I have wisteria growing around the front of my home. It needs to be moved. Does anyone know if wisteria is poisonous to chickens as I would like it to be a shade cover for the coop & run next year.

    feldon
    2 RIRs / 2 Americanas / 3 Buff orps / 2 Black australorps / 2 Red Sexlinks / 3 Barred rock
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    We have several around the house and yard where the chooks and turks free range. They ignore them (as well as the seeds). I would not place one close or in the run (would eventually get pecked at/eaten).

    Here's a link with some info on the toxin Wisterine (aggregation of vertebrate blood cells). We like it because the deer won't eat it.

    http://mason.gmu.edu/~mnguyena/projects/poison/wisteria.htm
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2007

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