...stories I've heard are true! Who knew! They really do feed Calendula (Marigold) petal extracts to chickens by mixing it with their feed. They are heavy with betacaratine too! I just read about these because I am planting them in my garden this spring. I found the leaves and pollin help with inflammatory and pain, skin disorders and such. Decided this would be nice so I could bath in them for my psoriosis (sp). Now I can add the petal to their feed, and I can eat the leaves to salads as well. Best of all the are pretty and I can plant them in pots and in the yard in all my garden areas. Just thought it would be a good thing to bring up to anyone else interested. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendula http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendula_officinalis These are the two types they suggest to use. I know everyone is looking for ideas for feed, and selfsustainment ideas... plus a lot of people want to garden for their own uses.