Catalpa tree flowers edible?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by noahsmom, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. noahsmom

    noahsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a blooming catalpa tree in the backyard with flowers falling and wondering if these are safe for my chickens to eat?
     
  2. noahsmom

    noahsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump... Anyone have any clue?

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  3. Li'lFlock

    Li'lFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's that time of year again. And this is my first go with feather babies. I have catalpa flowers all over my yard and Google is no help on if these flowers are ok or even edible for humans, let alone chickens. Don't know if it will be ok to let them run around outside of their run or not. They are drawn to the color white. So, I'm guessing they'd go nuts over the flowers too.
     
  4. happybooker1

    happybooker1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Google Search: catalpa flowers poisonous and you'll get quite a few hits.
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    In 20 years I have never had one chicken show any interest in eating catalpa flowers.
     
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  6. henryraven86

    henryraven86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Those are not good to eat at all but i do have some passion fruit vines for sale if you like? If you do please message me.
     
  7. Li'lFlock

    Li'lFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all. I let them out under close supervision. They were curious. They take occasional bites. But a lot of the flowers are sort of sappy. They don't care for that feel on their beaks. So they move on to their favored items and no I'll effects from the nibbles.
     

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