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Flowers... Can they eat them?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by porkchop48, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know how chickens love to pick at grass and weeds and what not... what about flowers?

    Carnations? Daisys? Roses? Etc?


    I have a decent supply of them from work. After they 2 days they pitch them....
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    They can eat flowers, but I'm not so sure, I'd give them commercially raised flowers from arrangements. They were probably sprayed at some point to help the last longer and keep down the insect damage.

    Imp
     
  3. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Like Imp said... Nothing from a florist. There is a reason why they smell so much better and stronger than the ones you grow in your yard!
     
  4. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good answers and that does make sense.

    Thanks guys.
     

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