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Poisonous
Plants
for Chickens

Whilst hens will love to explore a garden, some plants are not hen-friendly

Some plants are poisonous to chickens although fortunately they are quite savvy about what not to eat and it is very rare for a chicken to eat a poisonous plant.
Here is a list of some plants that are poisonous to chickens.

  • Bloodroot
  • Bull Nettle
  • Bracken
  • Bryony
  • Carelessweed
  • Castor Bean
  • Cocklebur
  • Curly Dock
  • Daffodil
  • Delphinium
  • Elderberry Fern
  • Foxglove
  • Ground Ivy
  • Hemlock
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Horse Radish
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Ivy
  • Laburnum
  • Lamb’s Quarters
  • Lantana
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Nightshade (also called Deadly Nightshade)
  • Rhododendron
  • Rhubarb
  • St. Johns Wort
  • Tulip
  • Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata L.)
  • Yew
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