Two questions . First, let me explain my mistake . I have two berry trees (bushes) that popped up in my yard. I saw my chickens hopping up and down , up and down trying to reach these yellow berries. I decided to try one, or two. Handful . Sweet as can be. My mother said they are laurel bushes. The next two days, I was having some serious problems breathing . Researching the tree (bush) , it seems I've eaten some poisonous berries. Cyanide is the toxin which explains why I couldn't breathe . I'm not sure tho if this is laurel . It also favors YAUPON holly .
My questions. Are laurel berries harmful to chickens ? And looking at the pics I've included, is this laurel or some other known bush ? The berries are sweet , very tasty . Now that 2 days have gone by since my tasting, do I need to be seen by a doctor ?
Thank you for your time.
Galveston County Texas
Thank you for your further question. Since the assigned expert isunavailable, I suggest you contact your Extension office directly: https://galveston.agrilife.org/ Good luck!