Chickens and ivy

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Chickens and ivy
« on: June 05, 2019, 10:33 »
My granddad lost another chicken today. A neighbour recently trimmed his ivy and my granddad is wondering if fudge got hold of some.

Could this have caused fudge to pass away?

I know ivy is poisonous but then so is rhubarb leaves and the chickens love them.

Any advice welcome.
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Re: Chickens and ivy
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 11:33 »
I don't think it's poisonous to chickens, but it's a rather bitter taste so they would probably avoid it anyway.
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Re: Chickens and ivy
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 11:37 »
https://www.omlet.co.uk/guide/chickens/chicken_care/poisonous_plants_and_food/

This says it's poisonous, so better safe than sorry.

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Re: Chickens and ivy
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2019, 21:40 »
  Before the neighbour gets the blame, my neighbour was cutting his ivy and trying to catch it before it fell over into my chicken run. I told him to just push it over anyway as the hens will get the insects . He obliged and all 7 of mine are fine.  ???

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Re: Chickens and ivy
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2019, 21:03 »
  Before the neighbour gets the blame, my neighbour was cutting his ivy and trying to catch it before it fell over into my chicken run. I told him to just push it over anyway as the hens will get the insects . He obliged and all 7 of mine are fine.  ???

Bizarre. My grandad is very much not blaming the neighbour. Hes given the chickens full run of the garden so they can get to anything really. Hes working on an enclosed run for them so they are confined to one half of the garden. Easier to control then haha



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