Chickens and oak leaves

by Robert Bradford
(sw MO USA)

Today I read a long list of chicken toxins and found oak leaves and acorns. We have an abundance of Quercus ruba and Quercus alba. I have been using the leaves for bedding and have not had any problems. Do you think I need to change?

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Feb 11, 2012
oak leaf bedding
by: Marvin

I read that oak leaves & chicken poop change the gases from ammonia to carbon dioxide becoming a better environment for the birds.
I use it with no negative results.

Marvin Shelley
Rural Real Estate Broker
Fayetteville, AR

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