Tagasaste -- toxic to chickens or not?

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  1. SueinWA

    SueinWA Junior Member

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    I have been reading up on the uses of Tagasaste, and I am confused. Some sites indicate the leaves are edible but the seeds are toxic to humans and animals.

    Other sites say both the leaves and seeds are edible.

    Which is correct?

    Sue
     
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    Re: Tagasaste -- toxic to chickens or not?

    Hi Sue,
    Both leaves and seeds are edible for chickens. By chooks and cows do get sick of it though. Not sure about humans, i wouldn't personally eat it.
    IG
     
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    Re: Tagasaste -- toxic to chickens or not?

    Okay, thanks!

    I am going to try to grow it as one of several sources of feed for my chookies.

    Sue
     

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