Is snowberry poison - Knowledgebase Question

Newport, oh
Question by birdman59
October 23, 2005
I received a pink snowberry plant that is around 2 feet tall and clusters of berries on them and I have chickens and ducks. I needed to know if the berries or the plant itself is poisonios to them if they eat it ? Thanks , you were recommemnded by Thomsons in Marietta Ohio.


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Answer from NGA
October 23, 2005

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Symphoricarpos berries are eaten by wild birds and animals and the plants were used by native Americans medicinally so overall they would not be considered toxic. However, I am not able to find toxicity information specifically related to chickens or ducks. For this reason I would strongly suggest you also consult with your veterinarian for advice. I'm sorry I can't be more definite for you.

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