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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:32 am 
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This is probably a very old topic, but am wondering what weeds NOT to feed to chickens. All advice appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:57 pm 
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Some warnings are very anecdotal and don't accept that if a chicken is unwell/dead it could have been something separate from the 'blamed' plant or weed. Milk thistles are said to be toxic at times, and other daisy/flatweeds including Cape-weed are suspect. But some are claimed to be medicinal.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:44 pm 
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Thanks for that. I haven't had a problem feeding my chooks either milk thistle or flatweed - in fact that makes up most of what they get. I was more interested to hear opinions about stuff like mallow, fireweed, spurges, etc, that seem to thrive here in the autumn and into winter. I had heard something about cobbler-pegs and don't feed it to them, but they eat it anyway when they are let out.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:49 pm 
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Fire weed is probably bad for them, any that pop up in my yard they ignore it, I pull it out as soon as I see it, mongrel of a weed that one.


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