flowers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 16chickadees, May 15, 2011.

  1. 16chickadees

    16chickadees Out Of The Brooder

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    Can chickens eat flowers? Just ones like Dandelion Flowers and others like that.
     
  2. Pairie Faring

    Pairie Faring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They love dandelions and are a big fan of most flowers, they are especially fond of the kind that you pay for, plant and water daily. [​IMG]

    Mine LOVE flowers!
     
  3. 16chickadees

    16chickadees Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I just didnt want to hurt my chickens by giving them a flower o.o
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My chickens eat dandelion flowers. But they aren't their favorites.

    This morning I fed my chickens Bigleaf Maple Flowers.

    I would look on an edible flowers list first:
    http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-8513.html

    I realize that chickens can eat things that we can't. But with flowers that I am dumping in their run consisting of dirt, I feel that I am tempting them to eat everything I give them. They might not have eaten it if they were free-ranging.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:[​IMG] This is true! The more you paid for the plant, the better they like it, eh?
     
  6. 16chickadees

    16chickadees Out Of The Brooder

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    Oooh Okay! Hehehe they're going to be extra spoiled now XD They get treats a bunch and now that I know what kind of flowers they can have they'll just get even more XDD
     
  7. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I always thought that dandelions were poisonious and I used to pull them out of the ground whenever my chicks were outside thinking they were some deadly flower until I read on BYC that someone fed her chickens dandelions and they loved them. So I recently gave my 10 week olds some dandelions for the first time and they absoulutely LOVE it! Now they get dandelions pretty much daily! [​IMG]
     
  8. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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