Rhubarb Leaves

LozLoz Posts: 69

Hi, I thought someone once told me that rhubarb leaves are poisonous, is this true or can I feed them to my chickens?

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    They are- and I wouldn't-compost them instead

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,623

    While rhubarb leaves will not kill your chickens if they peck at them, the high level of oxalic acid will leach calcium from their bodies, causing them to lay very fragile eggs so not a good idea.  

    They'll be fine on the compost heap, the oxalic acid breaks down quickly and becomes harmless.

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • daituomdaituom Posts: 83

    I agree with sotongeoff. They are poisonous and should only be composted.image

  • LozLoz Posts: 69

    Thanks Guys,

    Pleased I asked now!! image

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