do they know????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicklvr4ever, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. chicklvr4ever

    chicklvr4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    does a 5 wk old or general chicken know what to eat and what not to eat??

    are marigold bad for them to eat? my chcik has pecked at it several times.
     
  2. soctippy

    soctippy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have never seen anything that says marigold is bad for them, my chickens eat them all the time because they are bright colored. In fact thats a great way to make very bright yoks in their eggs.
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Jim Perdue feeds marigolds to his flocks...at least that's what the ads say...

    I've noticed that most of the time, they won't eat things that are bad for them...
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Marigolds are edible for humans, too.

    It's not necessarily true that chickens won't eat what's bad for them. They may learn what makes them sick... and they might not.

    Best practice is to limit exposure.
     
  5. chicklvr4ever

    chicklvr4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    thank alot!![​IMG]
     
  6. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:LOL. That is exactly what I thought of when I read that question! He claims it makes the skin and meat yellow, is that true??
     

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