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04/07/2012 at 19:08

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

04/07/2012 at 19:15

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

04/07/2012 at 19:44

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.

04/07/2012 at 19:44

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

04/07/2012 at 19:49

Thanks Guys,

Pleased I asked now!!

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